I already owned two other solid body electric bass guitars but find myself mostly playing in an acoustic trio. I was looking for an acoustic bass to match the rest of the group and the Dragonfly 5 covered two of my needs. The other bass instruments I have are both 4 string and can't be heard without some type of amplification. In addition to being a beautiful instrument with striking inlays on both the body and neck, it plays beautifully and with the on board electronics you can make it sound any way you like if the circumstances call for it. The tuner is very accurate. Really nice ax!