Greetings Warwick fans, I purchased a Warcwick Alien about a year ago--I got very lucky for I do not think the reseller realized their rarety. I recently cam across the following post from another website: "THE FIRST 101 ALIENS WERE MADE BY LAKEWOOD HANDMADE GUITARS AND ARE SOME OF THE BEST ACOUSTIC BASS GUITARS MADE!!! THEY ARE VERY RARE NOW AND MOSTLY OWNED BY PRO STUDIO PLAYERS . BEING HANDMADE AND RATHER LARGE THEY DO NOT TRAVEL WELL BECAUSE THEY NEED CARE IN ALL THE CLIMATE CHANGES. THEY ARE HOWEVER WONDERFUL SOUNDING. MOST ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR PLAYERS NEVER GET TO PLAY A GOOD HANDMADE ACOUSTIC BASS SO THEY REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE MISSING. THE SOUND IS VERY UNIQUE, I OWN A NUMBER OF ACOUSTIC BASSES AND THE WARWICK HAS A VERY SPECIAL TONE , KIND OF LIKE THE LOW END OF A CEMBELO . I USE BRIGHT flats ON MY BASS BUT IT STILL HAS LOTS OF TWANG. THE WORKMANSHIP IS GERMAN PERFECT THE LOOKS ARE TIMELESS. THE PRICE A STEAL, THESE BASSES ARE SELLING FOR $4500 IN THE US VINTAGE MARKET AND GO FAST BECAUSE THEY ARE RARE. DO NOT CONFUSE THEM WITH THE NEWER VERSION WHICH IS MADE OF PLYWOOD AND SOUNDWISE FAILS TO COME CLOSE TO THE ORGINAL. THE PLYWOOD HOWEVER TRAVELS WELL. MY ALIEN IS ALSO LOUD ENOUGH TO PLAY IN AN ACOUSTIC BAND WITH OUT AMPING. A GREAT RARE BASS." Now, it has been my understanding that the Alien was only Korean made. I know one thing is for sure--mine is not made out of plywood. Does anyone know the truth to the staement above and if so how can you tell if yours is one of the first 101 made?