First off, I'm not trying to bash any brand here. I'm just asking for opinion from people who have experiences with these basses. I guess I'll start off with the price range. Around $2000US and UP and especially "custom made/hand made" basses. Is there any reason why these basses would be worth that much more than a good quality mass produced bass that was built right (no flaws...as perfect as it can be built)? Of course I'm only comparing the sound and build quality and not the time and material or other cost that is added on to the final price. I've only played various "mass produced" basses in stores and am curious about the justification for paying the extra $$ for these basses.