An excellent instrument - I have wanted a Stingray for some time but the cost was prohibitive for me. This little beauty is an outstanding usable Stingray for the non-elite musicians. I expected the Honeyburst to be a gloss finish but was quite suprised and elated to see it was a satin finish. That made an incredible instrument even better to me. It was nicely set up out of the box. I prefer a little lower action, so I set it to where I like it. The neck is straight, it plays like the best basses I have ever had the honor to play. Overall, a great bass at an affordable price.