I overheard some "dude" at the local GC talking about "poseurs with boutique instruments" and it got me thinking...What exactly makes a "boutique bass" a boutique bass? Cost, fancy woods, exclusivity? Does high quality=boutique, because you can get some pretty excelent basses for pretty cheap theses days. You can buy a Fender or a Sadowsky that cost near as much and look very similar, so...? Some fancy new Peaveys certainly look boutique, but... Are USA Spector, MTD, USA Lakland, F Bass, and Sadowsky NYC all boutique? Some may now be on the fringe. When will it be safe to play one of these out and still be as cool as someone with a vintage Fender? Oh, and let me tell you, this "dude" was rippin' up a Squire Jazz...not.