I have had my eye on these for years but the only G&L dealer's in my area never have anything in stock. I called up the local dealer today and got a price which seemed very reasonable so I pulled out the ol' credit card. Lefty's are only available as the 4 string in natural gloss finish with the swamp ash body. They told me the bass would be here within a week. The Tribute line seems to get a lot of praise around here. Hopefully anyone who has bought one recently can provide some insight. Lefty basses are so hard to come by and I was not in a position to pay for a USA built version right now. I was considering one of the new Warwick Rockbass $$ models but they seem to be priced pretty high for an Asian made copy of the real thing. I will of course, provide a thorough review with photos once it arrives.