and its a fretless this time. I've been hammering out the details and spec's on this bass with builder Tim Barber (www.barbermusic.com .. also a Talkbass member!) for the past few weeks and finally sent the deposit out today so we can get started. Heres some specs: - 6 string (19mm spacing) - fretless macassar ebony fretboard (1/2 lined) with 20" board radius - nordstrand dual coils with exposed poles and matching wooden pup covers - myrtlewood top and flame maple back with black limba body core - birdseye maple neck with wenge core - bartolini NTMB-FL preamp- vol/blend/mid/bass/treble with coil taps and series/parallel wiring - black hipshot hardware and brass nut - gloss clear finish Heres a pic of the top and back of the bass (myrtle on the right, flame maple on the left). Just wanted to share with you guys! Wait time is about 4-6 months so we're hoping for late August-early September if all goes well.