There are alot of companys offering these insturments and I was just wondering if you generally get a model of the real deal or just some cheap knock off with just there name on it. For example the Ibanez Fieldy model, if I were to see him in concert, (not that I would want to), is this the bass he would be playing? I just think sometime companys go to the performer and say, " We would like to make a signature model after you. The ones we make for you will be wonderful, select wood, great pickups, perfect neck (to your specifications, of course.) A quality hand built insturment. The ones we build for the public will be what ever we can slap together and we will charge as much as we can get, and give you a part."