So I have been researching Washburn Basses and from what I can tell, they used to be Matsumoku basses and are still associated with the old Matsumoku importer in the US (St. Louis Music). From what I can tell about these basses, of all the ex-Matsumoku brands (Aria, Vantage, Westone), the Washburns have mutated the least from the original designs. They still have the neckoriginal -thru construciton, PU configurations, headstocks etc. I can find very little on Washburns in terms of reviews on the Aria-like basses they stil produce. Was wondering if anyone here on TB can vouch. I am considering one of their high-end neck thru's in fretless if available. Thanks.