The Elrick NJS got here in record time! White truck not the brown one. Initial impressions. It's far more organic than the photos, which was a welcomed surprise. I was expecting a more marbleized "Modulus" finish. I still can't figure out how the tree went. It sounds good unplugged in a brief try in between doing my real work. It's a pound or two lighter than my Cirrus, but I don't think it's the 7 or 8 pounds touted by owners of his other styles. Those are the most "jumbo" frets I will have played, all 21 of them, and they don't show a lot of evidence of aggressive play, but could use a little polishing. Expected little blemishes that come with some play, and some little spots of discoloration on the ash, which may be "just the wood." A stiff wider neck that the Cirrus, but not too wide to play comfortably. Nice feel on the back. My first fingering of the set-in "e"!! Tight knobs and switches that appear to work. A nice looking hunk of rosewood with some character. Hooray, my first set of Barts and 3-way preamp to boot!!! Perfect back side. Heavy duty bridge and my favorite tuners. Some life left in the strings. In sum, this is a Jazz-style bass that looks handmade (not homemade!), and not by just by anybody. I read the bio on Elrick and realized last night that what I was getting was HANDMADE by that guy and only that guy. As he becomes more and more entrenched as the artist that he is, this piece's intrinsic value will only rise. So now, all I can do now is plug it in and do the A-B. If it sounds good, that will be the key (another review coming).