This is in response to the original Let's buy a wish thread. completely off the shelf model - what he sells on eBay - no truss rod, no frets, passive. I think it should probably just be the bass in the picture. The most barebones model. I say we go for the review of a Wish round 2. I live in Raleigh NC and could pick one up. I am also a retailer and maybe he could give us a deal as long as we are upfront about its purpose. However, I am writing my thesis and am a little short on time. So This is what I suggest: Recreate a paypal fund: -Create a list of interested people including addresses. -Those who contribute get added onto the list (we should keep the list open for say a month?? that'll let me finish my thesis). -We could organize the list by geographic area to be more efficient in travel/shipping (I propose fedex since it'll only cost about 10 bucks each time to ship). -Each person would keep it for a week (record with it if possible) - post pictures of themselves with it (if possible) and post a review (required). -My vote is for the "basic" model. like: One concern is how can we assure that the bass will actually make it's rounds to the people on the list?