I just received a fretless sterling via UPS today that I won in an ebay auction. It looks, feels, sounds, and plays wonderfully! I can't put it down. Sustained notes just blossom off the pau ferro fretboard. And the neck feels like silk. Instantly, this bass felt perfect in my hands. The color (pearl lavender) isn't the one I would have chosen if I had the choice. For $850, though, I could not turn down such a fine NEW instrument. (Actually, it used lightly for 2 weeks.) Anyway, I am very pleased with my first fretless bass. The tone is amazing! I will try to get some pictures up soon.