Hi guys 'n' gals, I'm hoping to enlist your help. I have been trying to do U.S. wide searches to locate an "already built" Pedulla MVP model fretted six string bass. I've had no luck, except for one store which has a Hexabuzz (fretless 6). Unfortunately this one resembles a big blueberry! I'd even be willing to have a Hex fretted by a local luthier if I can find the right one. I'd like Gold, Amber, Tobacco, Vintage Cherry, you know..."earth tones". Definitely would prefer the already fretted MVP 6. I'm hoping to find one in time for a 50th birthday present on Feb. 1st. Having Mike Pedulla build one would make it a VERY late present! Many thanks in advance for any help you can give! Jim T. Next time you're in your local shop or Guitar Center could you let me know what you see? Email me via private message or @ home email if you like. Many Thanks, Jim T.