Actually, it's an Elrick Platinum Standard 35", 5 string neck through. It was love at first sight. The tasteful blend of bubinga, wenge, ebony wood and burled maple stole my soul. I've been in the market for a high end 5 string for some time and only 4 brands made the final cut: Fodera, R, Elrick and MTD. Sukop, Tune and Brubaker were also rans. Frankly, I love the Foderas but couldn't come up with the $5,000 necessary to get one. The next to be eliminated was the MTD. Nice for sure but $3,500 for a bolt on just didn't seam right. Bolt on's just never seam to have the harmonic depth that I require. I know lots of artist prefer them and I'm not being critical, all I'm saying is they don't meet my requirements. The R basses are top quality and I've heard nothing but good about them. Had an R become available before the Elrick I would probably have bought it. About the only advantage the Elrick has over the R is that it weighs less. Ergonomically and aesthetically, the Elrick is the obvious winner among the top four. Based on user reports and professional assessments, these top four contenders are all about equal overall (sound, quality, service, etc.). I know this baby won't make me a better musician but damn, it sure is nice to have a top of the line instrument that is also a work of art. I will add a user report to this thread when I feel confident to do so.