I spoke with Adrian at Accessbass today...my 3 year old absolutely goes nuts when I pull out my Nordstrand to practice, saying, "Daddy, it's ETHANS turn!!!!" He loves just sitting on the couch, propping my bass onto his lap, and doing his best Manring 2-handed tapping/slapping impersonation! So, in all good concience, I figured I'd better get him his OWN for Christmas(and keep his mitts of mine!!) I'm getting him a MTD Kingston...a bass that is finished in poly, no batteries, in red (his favorite color), and if Dad gets the itch to play it, I won't be playing a Mexi-Jazz! We all win!! (Now if I can only get Mom to buy "him" a Walter Woods... ) I should also be taking delivery of my new Nordstrand SC4 with koa top and birdseye board and back around then, so it should be a VERY Merry Christmas!! My wife's getting Lasik, as well as a shopping spree at South Coast Plaza in So. Cal., so she won't mind a little bass-indulgence!