More info here I like 24-fret instruments, I like jazz basses. I kind of wish they would have offered it in a solid color, but it's cool nonetheless. It doesn't really look that awkward to me. Discuss! EDIT: I would note that I played a Stu Hamm Urge II (the recent model) and thought it was pretty poorly designed. The fingerboard seems to extend to far into the body for thumping...I don't think it's a problem with the fingerboard so much as the body shape making your wrist fall too high on the fingerboard. I don't know if this one will suffer from the same problem.