I purchased this bass, my second, for use in my 10 piece 60s-70s band. I wanted to be close to the sound of that era and I am quite happy with the result. The short scale neck plays easily and the semi-hollow body sends out a wide variety of great sounds enabled by the superb controls on board. The large mahogany body sits well on my own, and is a pleasure to look at (the bass). This bass plays up to the fine professional reviews I have read. I was pleased with the price and the purchase experience. My salesperson, Alex, at the Margate Fl. store was professional and knowledgeable. When I was not comfortable about the first two models, he offered to have another sent next day to the store. It was in tune and intoned with just right action when I picked it up. Everything is great about this bass and its purchase.