So I'm the sales manager for a company (whom I'll leave anonymous for now) that specializes in custom hand built acoustic guitars and we're diving into the bass market- head first mind you! As a player I have my own preferences and brands that I endorse. This is where the kind folk of talkbass come into play: I'd like to leave my personal opinions out of the equation for the most part. I want to see what consensus is from a group of people who are in the know and current on whats going on with the electric bass right now. The idea is that we're building a 5 string precision bass to start. Something with vintage nostalgia and feel but with modern upgrades and appointments. Vintage meets modern...Blend of Old and New...you get the idea. What do you love about your vintage instruments that you've run through the ringer and what can you not live without on your brand new 2014 "insert model here"? I want to hear everything: Frets, Scale length, Electronics, Preamps (or lackthereof), Ergonomics, Finish, Materials...you name it. This will be started very early 2014 once I have some feedback.