I am impressed! I was impressed by Matt Scmill's work from the onset, when I played Xush's fretless 5, then when I got my own fretless 4, I was pretty well convinced that Mr. Scmhill really knows what he's doing. Now, having played this new fretted 4, I'm sold on FBBs, as I think a few other members here are. (Peter, Xush? Y'all feelin' me here?) I'd seen pics all throught the construction process, so I knew what I would be looking at when it came in, but no picture that I've seen does this bass justice. It is phenominal! The Walnut top is beautiful, and so is the Wenge fingerboard. Then we plugged it in. After merely 15-20 minutes with the bass, my jaw was floored. There are more sounds in that bass than I have ever heard from one instrument. After only 15 minutes or so I found the sound I've been trying to get with my equipment for the past month, but have been unsuccessful at finding. I do think the fretwork could have been a bit smoother. They just need to be beveled a bit more to take down the sharp angles on the edges. And the neck is a bit slimmer than my fretless, but it's still rather chunky. BUT, I've played exclusively on a Fender Jazz neck the past 4 or 5 years, and I didn't find the large necks on the FBBs uncomfortable at all. Quite the opposite..I now think they are more comfortable than my Fender necks. Matt Schmill (if you see this), you've created another masterpiece!