Hello TB, I'm writing you guys to warn you not to purchase any basses from Pavel Guitars. I've personally been screwed out of a $3500 deposit over 3 years ago and still no bass and I know of at least 4 guys who have not received their instruments. One guy it's been over 4 years. After waiting 2 years for a bass that should have been done in 9 months I decided to cancel the order and get my money back. I spoke with Pavel who gave me a sob story (not sure if it's true or not) about his wife leaving him. I've asked Pavel over and over again to refund my money. After threatening him with a lawsuit he did send me around $500 but that was over 2 years ago and now he won't return text or phone calls. If any of you guys are planning on buying DON'T DO IT! At this point I believe he's just taking people's money. If there's anyone else out there who go screwed please let us know on this thread.