I am really tired of trying to find a good solid five string, I first tried an fbb but the thing had the frets popping out and the wood start to warp, then got a carvin great finish but the sound was so empty. It came to me as i was laying in bed stop playing the games and just go for the Sadowsky. I am going to go in and see Roger next friday about ordering a Sadowsky Tokyo RJ5. I am very hopefull this will be the one. Build time on this one i think is around 3 months.