Two in fact!! Had to see what it was all about so my brother and I took a road trip to Corner Music in Nashville today and I got to thump around on a couple they had there... Two Metros. First an MV-5 Swamp Ash w/ maple neck and 21 fret maple fretboard. Second, an M5-24 Swamp Ash body w/ maple neck and 24 fret maple fretboard. Neat that they were both built virtually identical (they even had the same trans red finish!!) so I was able to do a true side-by-side, comparing tones based solely on pickup and electronics differences. Both were exceptionally well built instruments, light in weight and vibrant when played unplugged. Necks were confortable and they both balanced well when playing seated. In fact were I blindfolded I probably wouldn't have been able to tell which bass I was playing at any particular time (sure there are some differences in the bodies but I'm not sure if I could have differentiated between them). Plugged in was when the true differences materialized. Of the two I preferred the M5-24.. The bass just had an overall punch, growl and sweetness of tone that appealed to me more than the MV5. The MV5 was good as well but IMO wasn't as user friendly (tone wise) in that the treble was harsh and the "B" string wasn't as focused (to my ear anyway). Bottom line: Great tone, feel and playability!! I can imagine what a NYC model would sound like. I really like the M5-24, but in all honesty I still can't see the justification for the price tag of $2300. In all honesty I feel that that's too much for what is, at its core, still a Jazz bass. I'd probably be willing to pay say $1300 for one, but not more than that. IMO used would probably be the way to go on these models.