As a few of you know, I own a library of Basses. However, one brand I play quite a bit in studio, and more importantly (relative to this thread) live. I have one problem. Though the finished from the factory are of good quality, they just don't have they eye appeal that, say, my Alembics or Brubakers have. And ya, they don't cost nearly as much. So here's what I'm wondering; can a fancy top be added to a finished bass? Sure I know it'd be a year down and sanding and and and... The key is I love THIS model of bass. Just want to make them prettier via an exotic wood top. Facts: The basses I'm speaking of are Lightwave Hybrid basses. Yes, I can afford a total custom build. I have several (though not Lightwaves). Frankly, due to some upcoming work, it's more of a time issue here. Cost is not an issue. I know many folks say that, but when it comes time for check writing things change. Not here. I'm not foolish with what I'll spend, but I WILL spend to get what I want. Just ask my wife. I DO know that paint is an option, but I'm trying to find out if a Poplar Burl top or something similar is an option here. Or not. Thanks for any help!!