My employer is offering a program. You assemble a Carvin from scratch and basically learn about set-ups, etc. Sounds pretty cool to me as i'm not much of a set up guy. Here's what they offer: Type of Bass Guitar: Product Enrollee Code Price 4 String Bass with Passive Electronics RBK4 $ 279.99 4 String Bass with Active Electronics RBK4A $ 329.99 5 String Bass with Active Electronics RB5KA $ 379.99 Solid alder bodies with 2 single coil pick-ups, ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, and chrome hardware are standard Options: Product Enrollee Code Price Swamp Ash Body ASH $ 30.00 Honduran Mahogany Body MAH $ 25.00 Rosewood Fingerboard RWF $ 10.00 Maple Fingerboard MF $ 10.00 Fretless Fingerboard (ebony wi line inlay) FI $ 15.00 Bridge Humbucking Pickup wi splitter HB2 $ 30.00 Textured Black Finish on Body TXB $ 40.00 Tung Oil Finish on Neck TNB $ 40.00 Black Chrome Hardware BC $ 15.00 Gold Plated Hardware G $ 25.00 Total Kit Price: Shipping: $8.99 My basses now are a Metro MV4, a '57 Fender reissue P, and a Stingray so i'm wanting the combination that differs most from everything else. I wouldn't mind doing fretless, but since i'm putting it together, I worry that i'll mess it up. What would you guys do? I have absolutely no experience with Carvin at all. Any help of advice is greatly appreciated.