So today this showed up on my doorstep, LeCompte #32 STSS-5 fretless! A full pic spread can be found on Bud's site here: http://www.lecomptebass.com/stss5/ This is my first fretless, and man is it a good one! It's a black limba body, figured maple top with a 1/4" layer of african ebony in between. The neck is a five piece maple/wenge, and the headstock mirrors the body with a maple top, black limba back and a thin layer of ebony under the front face. The maple top and headstock are dyed black. The colors are darker than the pictures show, and it looks absolutely amazing in person. The pickups are Nordstrand NJ5Ssplit coil jazz's, and it has a three band Audere preamp. Controls are volume, blend, mids, treb/bass stack, and the mini toggles are active bypass, Z-mode, and mid band selector. This bass has a very big, powerful tone that sustains for days! It is also very versatile and can get a wide range of usable tones, especially with the Z-mode. That is a cool feature that gives three distinct characteristics to the bass. Bud did a fantastic job building this bass, and the construction quality is unbeatable. It even surpasses the fretted STSS5 he built for me, which is no small feat! The bass is nice and light, plays extremely well, looks jaw-dropping amazing, and has a voice to back up it's looks. It really is the best bass I've ever played, and I couldn't be any happier with how it turned out.