While I'm far from a traditionalist, I was skeptical when Ibanez introduced the Ergodynes. I'm very pleased with my Steinberger and my Zon, but Ibanez fell out of favor with me when they introduced the Soundgears, which I find inferior to their Musician, Studio and Roadstar serieses not from a design standpoint, but in terms of construction quality. The fact that Cort started making basses out of Luthite didn't help, because Corts aren't exactly known as great quality instruments. The only thing is, now that more and more people are playing these Luthite basses and they've proved to be a viable, I'm beginning to wonder if they're worth checking out. Ideally, I'd like to have two identical basses, one made out of wood, the other out of luthite, to figure out how good they are. Since that's next to impossible, I'd just like opinions from luthite bass owners. So, how good are they? Will C.