Greetings, TB fans. Since I have admired the NAMM threads, GTG threads, and other reports from events I could not attend, I thought I'd throw this out there. This happened today at the Farmington Marriott and Convention Center, CT, USA. It was billed as the largest guitar show in New England - it wasn't all that large, actually, but there was stuff of note to TB-ers, for sure. There were also some nice guitars - I'll include some guitar content after I finish with the basses. When I heard that this show was happening nearby, on my birthday, I decided to take a field trip. I brought my camera. Sorry that not all the pix came out well, but I did my best to get a sense of what was there, shooting around the crowds of people that gathered at the booths, trying to avoid having it stolen as I was trying out basses. I played at least one bass from all exhibitors that had them, except for Wrong Way Guitars, who only had one bass. First up , a luthier called American Son, owned by Conor Wenk. I didn't see him - the guy playing in the photo was manning the booth - but this unlined 5-string was the first bass I saw upon entry. It was sweet. Sounded amazing, and it is a beauty. The builder only had 2 or 3 instruments, this being the only bass. But I was drawn to it immediately. Its only drawback, to me, was the fact that the neck lines were executed as though it were a de-fret, with hash marks where frets would be and dots in-between. I prefer factory dots in key fret positions on an unlined board, though many prefer this method - i.e. "Jaco-Style."