Its funny how Gard has so much to do with this trade. If it hadnt been for his involvement, I dont think I wouldve been able to take the risk of trading with someone I had never met, in a providence Ive never been to. Also, it was when I met Gard in February that I fell in love with Buckeye Burl basses. I visited BC in Orlando, and tried out several name brands featuring the buckeye, most notable, a Fodera Emperor. I knew at that point I was going to own one someday soon. Fortunately, Tumbao found me through a classified ad I had placed to sell my Zon that I had bought new from Forum member John Files. After a couple of weeks of dicussing our basses and how we would trade, we reached a deal and just went for it. We both knew Gard, which seemed to be a good reason for us to trust one another, and it worked out perfectly. Im so happy that Tumbao is happy with the Zon, it just wasnt my sound, but it was the most beautiful finish I had ever seen. The Elrick is much more my style, and that beautiful buckeye burl, just the right woods, ash body, maple neck-through with bubinga and walnut veneers, and purple heart stringers, wenge fingerboard. Check next thread reply for a review as this one is getting way too long.