"Everything on the Metro basses in the same as the NYC basses. The only differences are that the Sadowsky NYC models have graphite bars in the neck, chambered bodies for light weight, and many options including figured woods, while the Metro series does not" Saw this at Harmony Central. Graphite bars?!?!?! Sent an e-mail to Roger to take a look at the artical. Need to get back here more, been busy as HELL the last few weeks. Hope everone is good.