I'm looking at my options for a graduation gift, hence the other thread I created. I am considering a new or used boutique jazz for around $2,500. Since there are so many different ones, I'm really not sure how I would choose one over the other. Maybe a used Sadowsky for its resale value? From what I can recall off the top of my head, the main boutique jazz basses are from: -Sadowsky NYC and Metro -Mike Lull -Low End Jazz -Lakland -Nordy by Nordstrand -Celinder -Alleva Coppolo -Valenti -Fender Custom Shop -NYC series by Fodera Feel free to add to this list What builder would you guys go for, and why? What colors, finishes, and woods would you use? 4 or 5 strings? This should be a really interesting thread.