I have been wanting to get a 6 string for a while now, and found a decent deal on a Peavey TL-6 with a red/blue iridescent finish. I haven't pulled the trigger yet (I'm sure someone will talk me into doing so), but I've also been looking for a 6 string with a maple fretboard (purely because I like the aesthetics; call me shallow). While there are a few models of the Cirrus that would be a fine option (would have to play the waiting game for one to come up for sale), The TL-6 has a whole lot of cool factor. It's a made in U.S.A Peavey with a graphite reinforced 7 piece neck, carbon fiber overlaid headstock, great bridge, unique pickup combination, and unique finish. I have watched enough reviews of these basses to like the tone, I already play Peavey basses enough to have an idea on what to expect for ergonomics; this bass has a lot going for it. Being as these are kind of rare, would it be a bad decision to purchase a pre-slotted birdseye maple fretboard and install it? I have a set of Luminlays that I could use with it as well. I have sufficient handy skills to remove the old fretboard and install the new one, but would have to pay someone to do the fret work. Is this a bad choice which would render a rare instrument worthless if I ever tried to sell/trade it in the future, or would it even matter? It's a lot of sweat (and potentially money) for a cosmetic change, but I think it would be cool to have the only one.