Hi all. I own a Smith bse5gn that is such a joy to play but being a bass player of course I want something somewhat different - like a Fodera! I don't want to shell out that much and have a bit of cash from a recent sale. I know R-bass and Stambaugh and M-bass can produce body shapes and woods along the lines of Foderas. Seems like I would just need electronics like Duncan pu's and Pope preamp to get me close. I like NT basses. Are there any more luthiers I should consider? Thanks and sorry for the long post.