Now that my CAR VV5 is on it's way to the warmer climates of California, all I have is my SC fretless which has a truly blessed, deep, rich, voice. I have not played an instrument that looked or sounded quite as good as this. I'm having a new neck built for my natural ash VV5 that will go from a maple board to an unilned rosewood board. It is on it's way back to Chris now for the sex-change. I'm looking forward very much to getting it back. This leaves me with no speedbumps for the first time since I began playing.