Guys, the title says it all. Last October I placed an order for a CB custom fretless 4 strings and I’m starting this thread to document the progress of this bass. Let me preface that I only had the opportunity to admire Cliff Bordwell’s basses on his website but the fact to have not the opportunity to try one doesn’t stop me to place an order. It seemed to me that the guy knows what to do, has good eyes and good hands, uses great woods and 1st class materials and components. The general consensus on his work here on Talkbass (yes... I consider even your opinions ) and Cliff’s quickness and courtesy in returning e-mails did the rest ... Many of you will agree with me on the fact that on instruments (the opposite with women), little imperfections always subtract from beauty. This leads to what hit me when I first looked at Cliff’s work: a great attention even to the smallest detail. I fully agree with him that at the end details make difference. Now to the bass. First of all (drums roll) ... custom body shape! I had the pleasure to propose a shape and, sharing drawings by e-mail, Cliff and I made changes and adjustments until we came by with a satisfactory final result. And at a very little extra! Basic specs: - 32” scale length - Mahogany body with Bloodwood top and Walnut back - 3 piece (maple outers, wenge core) neck in Jazz shape - Gaboon Ebony lined fretless fingerboard - Nordstrand NJ4SE with passive electronics Ok, I know ... now you, hungry wolves, want to see something but for now that’s all folks! Be patient because soon Cliff will hit me with the first pics. You will experience the slow methamorphosis of some wood chunks into ART. So ... stay tuned!!!