I am just starting this thread because I had back to back Wal basses ordered since they reopened in 2010. It's not that I had tons of money to be able to do this but my friends were in the music biz and as soon as I got one I ended up trading it away or selling it for more than I bought it for. I am very stoked on the Wal I kept a 2012 Justin Chancellor spec MkII and because of circumstances beyond my control I did not do anymore follow up orders and wish I had. I see the price is now 5500 British pounds for a 4 string mkII. So if you live in the USA after shipping and import duties its close to 10kUSD for a single bass! I thought the early 2000's price of 2500 for a new one was a steal and honestly each one I got for 5-6k I ended up making money on but really wish I had kept. I really would like to order another Wal soon but I believe the new pricing has really pushed it beyond my reach. Have you guys seen their twitter? In the gallery they have a Zembrano topped mkII that's not finished but I would love to see the completed product. Wal Basses (@WalBasses) | Twitter Anyways I am not trying to bash or start a hate thread. I do believe they are great basses despite the price and am curious if you guys have any basses on order? What specs? Did you recently get one before the price increase? After? How do you like them? I love mine and no regrets other than I wish I ordered a fretless with walnut and ebony in mkII config. Also my question is I wonder how CITES will have an effect on incoming basses to the US?