I've owned them before and said I would never own another. I guess I lied I plyed this one and had to have it. It has a ton of growl and punch from the walnut core ebony top, the exact tone I love. I've wanted a Fodera for years and after finally buying one last year, while it was a great bass and played fantastic, it just didn't have the tone I was wanting. I know it was just the wood combination, ash body, buckeye top, ebony board, that was the problem. But, because of the price I wasn't about to have Fodera build one of different woods and still not know it would have the tone I was wanting. When I saw this one come up with walnut body which is the same wood used on my main bass that happens to be the best sounding bass I've ever played, I was a bit curious. I played this one and confirmed walnut is for me. Here's the pics I never thought ebony would be tough to photograph but it is. But you'll get the idea.