Yup, that's it...****standing up****Hello....my name is Matt and I am a Nordstrandoholic! I just talked with Carey today...dammit! I'm getting another one in the works. This one is gonna be (for now! ) alder or mahogany body--4 string bolt on 3 piece quartersawn neck spalted maple top supah-thick slab o' pink ivorywood fretless fingerboard with lines and dots Hipshot gold style A hardware F Bass preamp Carey's "SE" style noiseless jazz pickups under pink ivorywood covers ....mebbe pink ivorywood THG knobs? pink ivory nut I think I have a pink ivory nut ! (looks down and checks drawers..) Carey has a ton of orders right now, so it'll be a bit of a wait, but it'll be worth it. There are only a handfull of his fretlesses around, and I believe that they all have pink ivory boards. I wouldn't want to break tradition! If any of you haven't heard pink ivory before, my suggestion is to do so! It's really quite different than black ebony tonally. The "Spruce Goose" has PI, and it's killin'! My first singlecut had it, and it sounded great. I have to give the nod and hats off to Rob Elrick for hipping me to PI as a fretless board...I had a 5er built that Thumper has now that sounded UNREAL!! (Thumper...you out there? Can you post a pic o' your bass?) Tropical Exotic usually has some nice pieces of PI in stock, but I think Carey cleaned 'em out!! If anyone wants a fretless from Carey, now's the time to get one before he runs outta that wood! To get pieces big and clean enough for fingerboards, I understand that it's quite often unavailable. Carey...if and when you read this, can you put up pics of the "Spruce Goose" and my fretless SC w/the fretless PI board so that people can see what it looks like?