This acoustic/electric bass sounds fantastic. I had been wanting to buy an ABG for a while, and when I picked this one up, it immediately felt good in my hands. The acoustic sound is good, but when I plugged it in, it was the pleasant surprise of the year. The sound is so warm, woody and clean. It has just the right amount of sustain, having a wooden, acoustic guitar-type bridge. I have been looking for this type of tone for a long time, I don't know why I never looked into an acoustic bass guitar. If you're looking for the opposite of a heavy, long-sustaining sound, check out one of these. For the price, you can't go wrong. This bass will makes you want to play more. It really is that good! I played this through a Fender Rumble 40, and also bought the amp.