All righty you nutz, I need your opinions. Check this out: If you had in the mid 2000's to spend on a Sadowsky 5 which would it be: A new Ultra Vintage Metro: Trans blue ash body, rosewood fingerboard (with blocks and binding), pearl pickguard OR......... A used NYC 5 with a pretty top (quilted or flamed maple) but you color options and fingerboard may be up in the air depending on what is currently on the market and no blocks/binding. I like a pretty top, but I also like the idea of the blocks/binding as well. To me, having owned both NYC and Metro Sadowskys, it's pretty much a toss up between the two basses. My NYC's were older with the slightly thinner headstock and no graphite in the neck (just like the Metro necks). Please, none of this "well how about XXX brand bass?!?!" because I spent tens of thousands of dollars to figure out that I like Sadowskys.