I was able to purchase the UKB325 at a great price right before Father's Day. I've been considering a uke bass for some time and decided to pull the trigger as I had a need for an acoustic bass that could come close to an upright sound. I'm an experienced bassist, own 8 solid body basses an have played in a classic rock cover band for the past 10 years. I had in mind to buy the Kala bass at 2.5x the price of the Carlo Robelli. But when I played them both side by side the differences were so minor that the decision was obvious. Onboard tuner is decent, 3 band EQ works well and the pickup output and preamp signal is noticeably louder than the Kala. There is also a low battery indicator. Comes with a decent gig bag as well. The workmanship is very good with no obvious defects, there are only a couple of sharpish fret ends but not so serious that I will need to do anything about it. Most people would probably not even notice. The Thundergut strings are excellent. The fretboard is flat like a uke. The neck is a comfortable width and profile with no dead spots, in fact the whole instrument sings and is very lively in my hands. I can coax a passable upright sound from it and it is just a lot of fun to play. The only negative aspect is the lack of fretboard side markers.....very easily rectified by a Sharpie marker. I would highly recommend this instrument for anyone wanting a bass uke for occasional performance and practice. I will also be using it for travel. Carlo Robelli, you hit a home run on this one!!!