I bought a hand-built fretless bass today from a local builder named Tyler. He's a fabulous fellow, and his work and craftsmanship is as beautiful as it is interesting. Tyler cut, shaped, and planed the body from some very old mahogany that his grandfather gave him. Instead of a belly cut, the entire back side is gently curved. The neck is a maple jobbie ordered from Eden and it is sublime. I really like the feel and look of this fretless, wonderful neck. Tyler carved a custom shape for the headstock and mounted the tuners on there in a unique and quirky fashion. Flat-wound strings complete the love affair. The pick guard and back covers (and thumb rest) were fashioned from maple. 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 1 pickup, and some really great tones. A very happy Thanksgiving today, even though we had no family in town, and really didn't have any sort of dinner. Thank you for your creation, Tyler. This is awesome, good sir.