Well boys and girls, my sleepless night tossing and turning waiting for my New Standard La Scala Hybrid are finally over. As of tuesday Im the proud owner of new owner of #159. I cant say enough about this bass. The workmanship is exquisite. The bass is just gorgeous. I want to thank you all for pointing me to Arnold and Wil, who are both fantastic. I have never played a new bass with this much personality. All registers speak clearly, and are only going to get better. Arnold was very gracious in accepting my requests and my numerous phone calls. We had some fun bending my endpin and discussing the certain properties of metals. Its so nice to find a luthier who really pays attention to what you want. Arnold even lent me a bass to use while i was waiting for this one. I really cant stop playing this bass(except when i sit down to check whats happening here ) the first night i went straight to a gig from the shop. I had a little problem with the full circle, but I didnt have much time to fiddle with it. When I got home, It came right out of the bag and I played till 3 in the morning. Its still ringing. Great sustain on this bass. Ill post pics as soon as i can. This is the best money I have ever spent! Thanks guys. Take a trip up to Old McArnold's Farm. You shall'nt be disappointed.