well, it has been a most welcome season of giving and especially taking in the jokey household, and my 6-8 month wait for my Sadowsky PJ-5 is finally over. say hello to my new numero uno. simple, understated kickassness has never been sweeter. and they say black goes w/ everything! hrmph! i had been smarting eversince i sold my gorgeous teal green metallic PJ-5 to mr. D. Wilson, and roger & co. were only happy to ablige. my V-5 has that jazzy tone we all know and love, but this one is all meat and potatoes with a healthy kick to the gut. i'm not going to go into finite detail about how the neck was made from a 1,500 old maple cut from the forests of southern oregon, or the super reinforced tunable mounting pegs made of plexi-glass, or the uber rare brazilian top that only two people and a mosquito used as a nest. no, this is a "workhorse", made for the daily grind. will it buy my house and car? heck, if i try hard enough, why not? but i will say, interestingly, the neck width on this one feels just a tad slimmer than my V-5. also, the body's waist looks a touch slimmer, too. if anything, its like my bass was patterned after Hugh McDonald's own PJ-5, which felt VERY similar to mine. heck, i guess i got the HughM signature model! i asked Roger about this, and he said, some basses/necks need a bit of a shimming and shaving. course, i like to think the bass was specifically measured down to my "Earl Boykins" like stature. no doubt, shizzies, this is my new first call, trusty sidekick. dont get me wrong, i LOVE my other basses, but yes, and as corny as it sounds, sometimes, only a sadowsky will do.