Well after almost a month of runaround from my local music store (whoever their Dean rep is may be partially or completely to blame) I finally found out that these guitars are backordered for at least a month...unless I want one in transparent amber, which I don't. So what else should I be looking at in the $400 pricerange? I want something that's fretless with a nice tight B string, low action, and no fretlines (dots on the side are good). I played a Carvin Bunny Brunell fretless 5 that had great tone, but the B string flopped around like a beached whale. *sigh* I just ordered the Victor Wooten book too.