Will be dropping the deposit on this tomorrow!! Inspired by the Mark Roberts bass shown here: Here are the specs so far: Single-cut 8 string bass Neck through construction Purpleheart / maple neck 34" scale 9mm spacing cen. to cen. @ nut 17mm spacing @ bridge Black hardware Ash body Individual string saddles Aero pickups 24 frets Wenge fretboard, no inlay Hipshot Ultralite tuners Urethane finish Passive electronics Chris and I are still talking top woods.. I'd love to find some chestnut or light buckeye a-la Fodera.. It'll also have a matching headstock cap. Updates as I get them..