I finally placed my order for a new Bongo yesterday. Now I just have to wait until mid July for it to show up. Here are the specs: --5 String unlined fretless (a first?) --white with abalone pickguard (and, I'll probably pick up a tort guard before it arrives, too) --single coil/humbucker/piezo pickups Once it arrives, it'll be fitted with a Roland GK-2B pickup to drive my VBass--just like my fretted 5 string Bongo. You wouldn't believe some of the sounds I've been able to get by mixing the Bongo tone with the VBass sounds--absolutely outstanding! I played my 5 string last night for the majority of my 3 hour gig, and it sounded amazing. I can't wait until I have two Bongos on stage.