Ah, First-World Problems... Agree w/ everyone who says (from the info OP's provided) that it sounds like Fodera is the no-brainer answer. But just to toss another name into the hat: Consider Elrick. I recently had a rather unexpected windfall and found myself in a surprisingly enviable position...I can buy a new bass -- a fairly expensive bass at that -- and yet I definitely don't need a new bass, and am not even really GASsing too hard for a new bass. This allows me the luxury of time and patience and research. So I started getting quotes from several of the boutique builders whose instruments I've coveted. To get everything I'm looking for in an instrument - Fodera would be >$12,000 - Alembic would be >$18,000 - Dingwall would be >$13,000 - FBass would be >$10,000 - Pedulla would be >$8,000 (but wouldn't have the 35" scale length I was looking for) - and Elrick would be <$5,500 I did a double-take when I got Rob's quote.