I've been a fan of Jon Maghini's work for a while. I have played quite a few of his instruments and I'm always impressed with the attention to detail. He is also one of the nicest guys in the business, not to mention super quick with emails. He is currently building, for me, an MJ4 Jazz style bass. I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted, and we hammered out the specific details pretty quickly. The specs are based on a 70's era Jazz. -4 string -Thick poly finish all over the body, neck and board. -Northern ash (the lightest he can find. Which will probably put the bass in the 9 lb range) -Maple neck with skunk stripe (with the truss rod installed through the back) -Maple board with pearl blocks and white binding -Sunburst finish -Black guard -70's pickup spacing -Passive, but we are adding a battery route on the back to allow for a preamp in the future. -Hipshot B bridge and UL tuners Check out some of the J basses he's finished: I'm excited about this one.