I already had a thread on Read a good 9 months back, but as there are tons of new members who have joined since then, I thought I'd gather some more opinions. Have you owned/played a Read Custom bass? What was your overall impression? Tone? Construction? Playability? He is building basses all the time (backordered a good 6-8 months), but I never see any on ebay. I guess this is a good sign? These basses are keepers? Sidenote: I myself am on his waiting list. He should get started on my bass any week now. So I guess it's kinda late to do research on him, but I would just like to hear some more opinions on his work.