Ok, I started this thread because I've recently become infatuated with Zons. I have played lotsa' great gear and also own some other nice stuff, too. Anyway, in the quest for my perfect fretless, I lucked into a Zon Sonus 5 Special, and it totally blew me away. Because of this, I went out and killed myself financially to get into a fretted Sonus 5 with some custom upgrades. Thanks/shout out to Adrian at AccessBass.com for being such a great dealer. Things I've discovered... 1.) Zon quality and customer service are awesome. Yes, I've read the posts about the rare fingerboard issue, but I think those are VERY rare (or maybe even non-existent these days.) I have a few specific Zon customer service glory stories, but I'll shorten this post without them. Bottom line: Great company. 2.) "Sterile sounding": Should be posted on snopes.com as a bogus rumor (prolly started by some competitor) IMHO. I'm extremely particular about tone and depth, and Zons have it NAILED. 3.) 34" scale does NOT mean a dead or floppy B string. Not only do these things have a great natural tone, but they also benefit from the advantages of composites: sustain for days, perfect action no matter what the environment, no dead spots, light weight, etc.. For those "curious", TRY ONE, but you better (not?) have your visa handy... Anyway, to get things started... Pics of my Zons: Show your stuff and share your thoughts, too!!