I was in Rudy's on 48th Street in New York recently, looking for my first real 5 string! The sales guy (Arial I believe his name was.) brought over a Pensa, that they make next door, and it blew me away. Sadowsky, Smadowsky, this Pensa was immaculate and sounded like no bolt-on I've ever tried. I'd love to own one but I hav a problem buying any bolt-on at those prices. I'm sure many will disagree but there just seems to be more craftsmanship put into a neck-thru or set neck (Like my Fodera,) than a bolt on. It's just a hang-up I have and I imagine I might pick up a used Pensa at some point in the future but, being new to this forum, I was wondering what you guys think of bolt-on vs neck-thru pricing? My other thought was, how come there is so little mention of Pensa on this site? Maybe they just haven't made it out of New York. I'm not easily impressed but damn, they impressed me.