A couple months ago I was at a Guitar Center and tried a Rapture 5. Just about fell in love with that thing, but had to leave it behind since I didn't have $2069 to spend on a bass at that moment. Saturday I was at a different GC and they had another black Rapture 5 just like the first one I had seen. Yeah buddy, I had to pick that up and check it out. Now I think I'll just stay away from those, sheesh. Why on earth would anyone cut a neck blank that obviously has a small dark colored knot in it and continue to finish and ship that piece of wood? They knew what the price tag was going to be before they started on the thing, yet decided that a little knot was acceptable?? And what was the deal with that nut? Oh yeah, must be someone was in a huge hurry or something because it looked like it was meant for another bass then taken and carelessly trimmed and installed as an afterthought. All the sharp edges had been slightly beveled before intalling into the slot. I mean the ends and the bottom of the nut where it fits in the the slot! Looked like it was the last nut in the house so they went ahead and used it or something. It was very disappointing to see such shoddy work on an expensive USA made bass, especially when it was sitting right beside a bunch of flawless budget basses at less than 1/5th the price. They seem to be asking a hell of a lot for the markings on the headstock, because I sure couldn't see any evidence of anyone having taken the time to even look at that crap before shipping it out.