I live in Finland in northern europe, and I am coming to the States for a vacation. I am willing to purchase a bass, so: would this be my dream bass? I am gasin' for a Metro series 5-string with the ash body and maple fretboard in '59 burst, but without a pickguard, Jaco style. As I have the Jaco signature fretless jazz bass, I would like a bass with the same looks, but as a five string and fretted. Will Sadowsky make the bass without the bass, or should I just e-mail and ask? And, how does the b-string work? It has a 34" scale, but is the b-string solid? And how about the sound? Is this a dream bass for a bassplayer who can't afford REAL Sadowsky?