I have been inspired to give fretless another try, and I ordered this through Bass San Diego. I should have it by Friday. I was really impressed by the Roscoe inventory at Bass San Diego, and I'm told they make an outstanding fretless. This looks fantastic! I'll post my thoughts on the bass when I get it, but for now I'll give a plug for Bass San Diego. I've done business with a lot of shops over the years, but there is nothing like a local brick and mortar. George and Chris are a pleasure to talk to, and their shop is remarkable. Also, "Gard" has been really cool about posting pics and providing updates. More soon!