I'm a guitar player who has been playing a fair amount of bass lately, and decided to get a nice one. Awesome instrument! Fit and finish are perfect. Playability rates a 10, which may in part be due to inspection by Sweetwater before shipping - a nice touch. Incredible low-end, with great definition. I grew up listening to Jack Bruce and Felix Pappalardi. This is the bass to own if you want to emulate their tone. Heritage Cherry finish is gorgeous. Lots of compliments from fellow musicians for tone and looks. Worth every penny. The Sweetwater experience was first-class. The ability to see photos of actual instruments available in their gallery and choose the finish and weight that you want is a huge plus. Probably will not need the extra warranty, but they throw it in for free - most competitors charge plenty for that. Arrived quickly, double-boxed. Sean Geyer, my sales rep, was very helpful and I will call him for future needs. I highly recommend this bass, and Sweetwater.