Although this bass is not for sale, I am making another single cut soon. As a bass maker, I truly get attached to all of my instruments, but I made this one for myself from the start and used the pick-ups I got in 1994 on my first bass. It's actually a pretty funny story. I had completed an apprenticeship and was ready to invest in my career as a luthier by attending the four year program at the Violin Making school of Chicago. I had my heart set on making a 6 string bass, but I didn't have a shop or power tools. So, I made my first wenge 6 string out of my apartment closet by buying small power tools from Sears, using them and returning them the next day. Yes, it was a "starving student" move and I keep that first bass in my shop to remember my humble beginnings. Decades later, I knew I wanted to make myself a 6 string bass that lived up to my current standards and skill level, but I took those Bartollini P-100 Soap Bar pick-ups and installed them into the new one as an homage.