I'm just curious to see what the consensus is on this particular style of bass. Although they do seem pretty faddish at the moment, I must admit that I'm personally quite interested in this body style. If there are any current or former owners of basses with this body style, I would really appreciate any info on the maker, pros/cons, instrument balance when standing and seated, etc. For those with question marks forming over their heads, the most notable proponent of this style seems to be Fodera, although Elrick's deserves mention as well. Here is Fodera's Emperor II: Here is Fodera's Anthony Jackson model: As always, thanks for your opinions and experiences!