well, folks, I am VERY excited about two basses about to arrive... first , my new Nordie will be ready , God willing, for the NAMM show next week, and with the undercoat just having been applied, the grain really popped on the unique Amboyna burl top.. THEN...... my old friend returns, I am so happy to get this very special bass back. Thank you , Horace , for keeping her warm and taking care of her. I am waiting with open arms!! So happy, i just HAD to share ! Thanks, Carey , for building these amazing instruments. Hope I can do them justice somehow.