Greetings All: I felt like sharing, since it's the popular thing to do. I comissioned Chris Stambaugh to build this bass for me about 6-7 months ago. I've sat and looked at several of the beautiful creations that Fodera, Benavente, Nordstrand, etc have come up with, but I couldn't afford to buy from any of them (with the options that I wanted). So I had heard great things about the work that Chris Stambaugh does, so I talked with him and we set out to start this bass. I sent him the sketches of the bass and the way I wanted it to look (one of the advantages of stambaugh as he really makes things custom for you, with his own flavor of course). So since that day 6.5 months ago, I've been waiting anxiously for the bass and any word of its completion. I would nag Chris for details every week and he's been wonderful about it. Chris is an absoulte great guy to deal with. Anyway... here it is. The Specs: Stambaugh Singlecut 5 String Mahogany Wings Maple Burl Top on the Wings (Dyed) Figured Maple Center Maple & Bubbinga 5 piece neck Macassar Ebony Fretboard - 24 Frets Mother of Pearl Block Inlays with "Poon" on the 12th Fret Aero Dual Coils with 2 sets of matching Pickup Covers Bartolini NTMB-3 Coil Taps for Single Coil/Dual Coil and Mid Selector Ebony Knobs Hipshot Hardware (Type A Bridge with String Thru Body and Bridge Thru Option & Ultralite Tuners) Oil Finish This is the evolution of the bass... & Finally a shot of today Initial Impression The bass has outstanding construction. The fretwork is incredible, the attention to detail is mind boggling. The balance is superb, one of the best i've ever tried if not the best. The sound has a lot of flexibility. I haven't really had a chance to listen to all of the sounds and really play around with it since I've had it a few hours, but from what I can tell, I love it!