A couple of weeks ago, I won this Curbow on Ebay. It is a custom handbuilt bass made by Greg in about '93. It has a mahogany back/flame maple top body, with a purpleheart neck/ebony fretboard neck. The electronics are Bartolini pickups and a Bartolini XTCT preamp. The bass had a couple of cracks in the neck. The seller said it was knocked over at a gig, and he had his guitar tech do the best job he could do to repair it. The auction stated "Take your chances with this neck, or send it back to Curbow to get a new one." I guess that scared a lot of people off, because I ended up winning this bass for $615 including a Protec Hardshell case! How's that for a deal? I figured I'd take my chances with the neck, and probably end up getting a rockwood neck for it anyway. The bass showed up on Wednesday at work. Today, Dave Siff and I drove up to Curbow's shop. I wanted him to check out the damage to the neck, and give it a general checkup. Much to my surprise, Chris (Curbow's assisstant) started taking the bass apart pretty much the second we got there. He got right to work on the repair spot. It was a solid repair, but it was sloppy. Chris basically redid the repair from scratch while I waited, and resanded the neck to where it feels like new! Purpleheart makes a great neck! There will be no need for a new neck. This one feels amazing. They also changed out the input jack, reglued the fretboard to the neck, replaced a broken knob screw, added shielding to the pickup cavity, refiled the fret ends, and sanded down a chip out of the headstock. After the repairs, it was a new set of strings, and a complete setup. All told, they spent about 3 1/2 hours working on it while I was there. As for a review--the bass sounds amazing. You would never think this low B had a 34" scale. I can't wait to play it through my new Aguilar cab. I'll add a couple more pics of the bass. Check out Pt 2 for some pics of the other Curbow in the works!