All, Looking to expand my bass arsenal. After 20 years of buying (and selling) some great basses, my lineup has finally settled down to a Geddy Lee Jazz and a SX fretless. The Geddy is great for gigging and jamming and the SX has been great for getting my feet wet with fretless, but I've been recording more and more lately and I'm identifying what I want in my next bass -- basically, a fretless 5. I want to take my time selecting/building a 'dream' 5 fretless... it may be a Skjold, maybe a Zon, might be a <blank>. Since custom/boutique build times are often 6-12 months I'm looking for an interim instrument that's high quality but available to buy now... so I'm probably looking at a new instrument from a boutique that has a 'Korean' build or a used bass. My taste/style lean toward a jazz growl/burp but I really get tired of noise, shielding etc while recording so I may consider my first humbucker. Also looking for 'mwah', so I'm assuming I'm shooting for a dense fingerboard. Strong B would be great and I have no issue with 34" vs. 35" -- I'm just looking for a fantastic 5 fretless with exceptional sound that's high quality that probably doesn't have the high end 'polish' of a boutique. The only thing coming to mind right now is MTD -- which pretty much nails my reqs (high quality, Korean build), but for whatever reason every bass I've ever played with barts I've never liked the tone (admittedly, this was 15+ years ago in my 20s when I thought I knew everything). So... MTD? Do other luthiers like Zon, Pedulla etc offer quality budget 5 fretless? My budget is up to $2000 but less is definitely better. Thanks!