I just purchased my third Pedulla Series II bass. This one was $399. I have a fretless version that I paid around $600 for a few years ago. Not pretty but really put together well with quality components. Pedulla made 480 of these in the late 80's early nineties. They cut back on all of the expensive stuff that adds to looks but not much to feel, playability, sound and long term use. I think they stopped making them, because they were pulling sales from their higher priced units. I tend to like this kind of bargin and was wondering what else you guys have found in the marketplace that's comparable. You know, not mass produced, but value thats forgotten in the marketplace.