I know that they still make guitars and basses because everytime I open a new M/F catalog they're in there, but, it seems all they make now are these crazy looking heavy metal axes, and they all seem to be about $400-$500. I bought an Eagle bass in 1982. This was such a beautiful bass. I forget the woods it was made of, but, it had such a comfortable neck. When I die, if I don't go to the hot place, I'm going to have to do some explaining as to why I sold this gorgeous thing. I paid $650.00 for it, which in 1982 was more than your average bass. Does anyone know why they only make moderately priced metal stuff these days? Thanks, Mike J.