Well, for all the rave about MTD 535's and the shortage thereof, I'm not sure one would fit my needs or be worth the premium price they are bringing at present. The necks look chunky and slow. The neck looks way too wide, maybe it's just for slap happy players. And one would think for the price it would at least be a neck through design. I don't know what to do. I'm in the market for a custom 5 string in a 35" scale. Some others under consideration and the drawbacks to each are: 1. Dingwall - I fear the slanted frets 2. Fodera - Astronomical price 3. Brubaker - Don't know much about them 4. Fleishman - Resale value problem 5. Tune - Unknown Quality Any assistance from those knowledgeable about any of these would be appreciated.