Hey All: After playing my fretted Dingwall Afterburner bass for a few months, I suspected that Sheldons amazing construction and the fanned fret board would translate into a remarkable fretless bass. Sheldon proved me right. Sheldon custom built a Dingwall Afterburner bass for me, which has a fretless fingerboard (wenge coated w/ epoxy) maple fretlines (Im a good fretless player-but an unlined Novax board-No way-Im not crazy), and uses the Dingwall FD-1 pickups. He also wired the pickups as vol-vol in series mode w/ his mid-cutting BluEQube circuit. Totally passive. Since the Afterburners are his budget model, he doesnt incorporate fancy tone woods or paint anything wild. Solid colors or Flame maple only. No fancy electronic packages either. The construction is top notch, This bass is lighter and feels different than my fretted Afterburner (you can find that review back in March of this yr) in that the neck is a bit thicker and the body is a bit lighter, but it all balances out the same. Absolutely incredible. Since the fretless bass uses an epoxy-coated fingerboard and different type of pickup this bass sounds almost Jazz bass like (dare I say Jaco-esque?), very different than my ultra punchy P-bass sounding Fretted Afterburner. This is Sheldons first fretless Afterburner, and apparently he has built a handful of high-end fretless instruments, but why not. Once you get comfortable w/ and live on the Novax fretboard it becomes second nature. I have not had any problems playing the fretless. I spent the first couple of weeks w/ my chromatic tuner ensuring my intonation was spot on, but since then Ive had no issues. W/ the fretless Afterburner I get amazing clarity, articulation, and punch of each note, along with some cool mwah and growl. Plays like a dream. Thanks to Sheldon Dingwall for making this happen. Here are a few photos I placed my Fretted Afterburner next to it for comparison.