I stumbled onto a truly bizarre but kind of awesome combination guitar shop/burger joint in a non-descript Chicago neighborhood. http://www.tommysguitars.com/
One of the many cool things hanging on the wall was a Kawai/Alembic bass. I suggested the owner take some pictures and post them here. Who knows if he'll follow through, but it might be the kind of thing someone here is looking for, so heads up.