I'm a jazz player and I've had an Ibanez fretted for years that got the job done, but I was always slightly disappointed. This fretless is a dream come true. Plays smooth as silk. The five piece neck through design really gets the thing resonating and it just feels so solid. It's also very lightweight, which is great for me as I have back problems. The vast amount of sounds you can achieve from mixing this pickup or that, the individually adjustable piezos, as well as finger placement, allow me to tailor my sound to my liking. The guys I play with love having the sound of a stand up compared to my old GSR. I highly recommend this bass to anyone who wants to take the leap to fretless.