As long as your expectations are realistic, you won't be disappointed. This is a Korean repro of an American classic. The build quality is quite good, and my Longhorn came perfectly set up, which was a total shock, since I'm obsessive about neck relief and string height. I had all my tools ready to tweak the action, but discovered that it was good-to-go right out of the box. I'm not a big fan of round wounds, but in this case, the strings are a perfect complement to the character and sound of the instrument. The Longhorn's high-output, lipstick pickups are hot. The first time I played with my band, I had to dial down my amp's normal volume settings (a Bugera Veyron into two Phil Jones 4x5 cabs). We did some casual recording, and the Longhorn really stood out in the mix (in a good way, according to our vocalist / sound engineer.) As an older player, I really like the light weight and good balance of the Longhorn. The crazy-cool looks and short scale of this icon were my main reasons for adding one to my collection, but I was very pleasantly surprised by all of the other features listed above. The one drawback is the lack of a fully adjustable bridge, but that's part of the Longhorn's quirky charm. For that reason alone, I wouldn't recommend this as your only bass, especially if you intend to record, but the price, looks and playability make this a no-brainer as an addition to any bassist's arsenal. Trust me, you'll find it hard to put down and even harder to resist standing in front of a mirror with the Longhorn hanging around your neck. No need to be embarrassed... it's just cool as hell.