When I built my Warmoth, I built it to look like the bass on the the Sadowsky website cover page. <img src="http://www.sadowsky.com/sado_we2.jpg"> I think I did an excellent job re-creating the look of the bass. I have to say that my Warmoth bass play's, sound's & feel's better than any 5 string bass I've ever played, except for my Spector NS-5 USA & my Sadowsky. There are certin down sides that the Warmoth has when compared to the Sadowsky. 1-The Warmoth is heavier. The Sadowsky bass is very light & I had it strapped on all last night in my living room playing it unplugged. 2-The neck on the Warmoth is a little chunkier. I beleive the width @ the nut is the same but the Sadowsky is PERFECT. I can say the same thing about my Spector NS-5 USA neck (being perfect) even though the width's are totally different. My tech played the bass (a guitarist) & said he wished he had a guitar w/that kind of neck on it. I let a couple of close bassist friends play it & they said that it was the best bass neck they've felt. 3-The Warmoth has 22 frets & the Sadowsky has 24. The extra 2 frets do help me alot. I haven't A/B'ed them through an amp yet, but I don't think they will sound too.......different. What I mean by different is I don't think that one will blow the other away. When I originally tried the Warmoth to the Spector, there was a difference & I liked the sound of the Warmoth a lot better. But the String on the Spector were pretty old. So when I brought my Spector to Roger's shop to A/B it to the Sadowsky, I put a fresh set of strings on her & I liked them both even though they had slightly different characteristics. You have to remember that this Warmoth has all quality part's. -Ash body w/Maple top -EMG 40 J P/U's -Aguilar OBP-1 pre-amp -Gotoh tuning machines -Schaller roller bridge -Maple/maple neck My guitar tech is a very qualified tech & has been doing guitar repair & building all of his adult life. It wasen't just slapped together w/whatever I had. Warmoth makes super high quality parts, but the main difference w/Roger is, if he's not happy w/a particular batch of wood or hardware, being bodies, necks, bridges, strings, etc, he won't use them & Warmoth would have a bad batch & put solid color's on it or put them on the "Thrift Shop". Still great stuff, but more cost efficent (less expensive) Either way you slice it or dice it, I have 2 phemomonal 5 string J basses that are 100000X better than any Fender J 5 string on the market. One of the guy's that played it, I worked w/@ Sam Ash for a while. He was always looking for a 24 fret 5 string Jazz bass. He was considering going through the Fender Custom Shop & would of paid about the same amount for it as the Sadowsky. This was the guy that put it in my head that Sadowsky's were nothing but fender clones. This bass played better than every Fender that was @ Sam Ash!!!!!!! I think if it said Fender on the headstock, he'd have one. Just goes to show you how brainwashed some people are.