After 5 months of anxious waiting I finally got my custom Fretless in the mail from the luthier Steve Cyr . As you can see from the pics it is quite pretty- I catch my breath every time I open the case and take it out. I just got it today and I've forgotten how to breath about 8 times today. Here are the components in case you are wondering: Maple body Walnut center sandwich Spalt maple top Maple neck Birdseye maple finger board Flat wound nylon coated strings Guided hand slow wound P style pickups and hum canceling J pick ups by Ronnie Sweet . The knobs are blend, vol, tone (although after having it in my hands I realized I dont really need a tone control for the type of strings). The great things: It has crazy sustain. It is hard to explain but when I pluck a note it almost swells and gets louder before it dies away. The vibrato on it is amazing. I feel like I can be super expressive and every little thing comes out cleanly. The sounds is warm and even the bridge pick up has a mellow bitterness to it that sounds like a mournful bassoon. I bought this for more of my acoustic type gigs where I would be the only one plugged in. It has this amazing presence (I'll try to make a recording but it might take me a few weeks). Many thanks to Steve and the TB members who answered my questions when I was choosing what design and woods I wanted.