FYI, I am mainly a vintage guitar collector/player. I went to the Dallas Guitar Show in hopes of finding some incredible rare finds. As far as vintage stuff, I had no luck. I was all about the guitars there, but I did find an incredible new luthier. Pete Skjold. I passed his booth and he was playing a 6 string fretless that sounded out of this world. I stood there and my mouth dropped. I was there looking for a pre 1965 custom fender bass guitar. What I purchased was a 6 string, fretless, modern bass. WHY? Because I knew that if I didn't purchase it, I would regret if for the rest of my life. All of his basses looked, played and sounded incredible, but this fretless shut the show down. I have never played a 6 string or a fretless, but I had to have this one. I have owned Fodera's, MTD's, Sadowsky's, R Basses, Yamaha's, Ken Smith's, Fenders, Music Man, and several other top brands. What I have found is that all of them are special in their own way, but Skjold basses are something special. If you get a chance to play one, you will love it. It is one of the best basses out there money can buy. Some basses are keepers. This is one of them! Check out their website skjolddesign.com, and if you see them at a show or see one of their basses, try it out. You won't believe what your hear. Kraig G.