My new Bongo arrived on Thursday, but it came in as fretted instead of fretless. I'll be keeping this one until a fretless arrives in a couple of weeks, so I'll get the chance to build up some GAS for a fretted with a SC/H/P set up. Here's the white Bongo with my Sapphire Black: And, here are some pics of the white Bongo: While I am obviously disappointed that the bass didn't show up fretless, as ordered, the way that Ernie Ball AND Guitar Center handled it was above reproach. Not only is GC letting me hang onto the fretted Bongo until my fretless arrives, I actually received word from Ernie Ball to call them, and I was treated very well and heard straight from the horse's mouth what they were doing to make it right. I've dealt with many companies in the past, big and small, and EB/MM has given the best customer service, hands down. I'm going to record some sample mp3s of the SC/H/P Bongo before I trade it in for the fretless so people can finally hear the difference between the two configs, too. I have to admit, for getting the wrong bass, I'm actually pretty happy since I still get to play with a new Bongo. it's almost like an appetizer before the main course of the fretless. The white with abalone looks great in person. I thought about changing the color combo since I was essentially getting the chance to order my bass, again. Almost changed to Medallion Gold/python pickguard, but I decided to stay with the white/abalone. The fretted version looks really nice, but I have a feeling the color combo will work really well once those speed bumps come off the fretboard. There's just something very "no frills" about a white bass, and with all of the coffee table basses that are in vogue these days, I just wanted a simply color scheme that would match my current Bongo. Don't get me wrong--I own a couple of crazy coffee table basses, too. The SC/H/P fretted Bongo will make a great bass for someone after my fretless shows up. If this one stays in Atlanta after it goes back to GC, at least people in the area will have a chance to try out a different pickup scheme than all of the H/H and H/H/P setups around town.