Don't get me wrong. I like a good piece of wood as much as the next guy, but whats with the AAAAAAAAAA grade of figured maple? The saying too much of a good thing applies here. I've seen guys proudly showing basses that look like paisley golf pantsor plaid shirts. Natural wood top basses are beautiful, but not when they look like a Jackson Pollock. Also, whats the difference in AAAAAAAA grade tops, and AAAAAA grade tops? MARKETING! Sorry if this seems like a rant, but I just saw a bass that almost gave me motion sickness it had so much going on. Perhaps some tasteful pictures might help me understand.