For those of us that have built only a few basses getting an e-mail like this is what it is all about. "Tom, You probably saw my feedback over the weekend. I received the bass on friday in pristine condition. The only problem was the lock screw on the volume knob worked its way out in transportation and now I can't find it. On the plus side nothing was damaged, and new knobs are pretty cheap. I probably spent about 10 hours playing it over the weekend, and I am absolutely in love. The intonation, feel, balance and playability are all above reproach. I own a custom US Masters 4-string fretted bass, and these are very comparable instruments. The 54 Fender P/U is great and offers suprising versatility and volume. I have to give you exceptional kudos on your placement of the neck markings. So many fretless bases are vague in their neck markings, but your's (from the first "fret" to the octave) are dead on! As you move into other instruments (fretted basses, guitars, etc), I will definatley keep my eyes on your auctions. My wife is a guitar player, too. Please feel free to e-mail me whenever you have anything new to report or unique ideas. One thing that I would like to see would be an electric upright bass that uses actual long-scale gut strings and can be bowed. So many of the EUB's that you see on e-bay are nothing more than a bass neck mounted to a stand and played in an upright fashion. Thanks again for everything. Everyone who spent their time asking questions instead of buying missed a huge deal. Dave Tessmer" Makes my day!