If you haven't checked these out yet, you should. Fodera just announced them last week. They are bolt-on versions of Victor's Monarch. I played one about two weeks ago and was really, really impressed. The fretwork, action and tone were as good as any of the more expensive Monarchs that I've played. The biggest difference is the bolt-on design. They are a pretty cool option for someone who doesn't have the money for a neck-thru or dovetail bass right now.