Don't get me wrong, I love the florid descriptions of basses at both TheGrooveShoppe.com and AustinBassTraders.com. I also appreciate that both dealers put the extra effort into their site, giving all the instruments a personal touch. I think all high end dealers should do this...it gives the player some insight into the knowledge and expertise of the dealer as well. I admit though, I had to laugh at this description on The Groove Shoppe's site of a Fodera Garrison 5: "This instrument has seen a lot of action around the world and there are a few dings to confirm this. Regardless of that fact this bass in the right hands will be a career maker! Pease feel free to contact us with further questions and for additional photos." So, is it true that some instruments in the (right hands, whatever that means?) are "career makers?" Did any pros here need to find "the right instrument" for their "right hands" to make their career happen? Just food for thought.