All, The long and short of it is that my father turns 65 this year (October) and my family would like to gift him one of his two dream basses: a German-made Warwick Thumb 6 string or a Rickenbacker 4003. I have heard him talk about wanting a Thumb, and to and a slightly lesser extent, the Rick, for YEARS. As such, I have made it my mission to find him the Thumb. My father isn't the type of man to buy things for himself. He seems to think spending ANY money for his own benefit is frivolous, even if it is earned and warranted. As an example, he played a single bass since the late 70s/ early 80s (a late 70s sunburst P Bass) until about 2007. At that point, I gave him the first 6 string he'd ever had, an Ibanez which he had admired for YEARS, for Christmas (he yelled at me for spending money on him ). He's played that bass exclusively ever since. Partly I think it is because I gave it to him, and partly because it is a sweet axe! As the ole age-ometer ticks to 65 this year, my family wants to give him a big surprise. ...and here's the problem. It seems German-made Thumb 6ers are pretty rare here in the US. I am aiming to find a bolt-on, team-built for a reasonable price, but have had little luck. So, noble Warwick aficionados, do any of you have any advice as to where to look (shops, websites, etc...) other than the obvious sources like this forum's classifieds, Reverb, and eBay? Any help you could provide would be amazing, and greatly appreciated. Hopefully I'll be able to deliver a sweet axe for my dad's bday! Thanks.