I never thought I would own a boutique bass untill I saw this BTB Ibanez. This bass is visually a work of art. It sounds as good as it looks. I've owned a few basses and this one blows them all away, bar none. It even outclasses my Rickenbacker, at half the price.I have always liked Ibanez basses. I don't know how they do it but their bass guitars have a very warm tone. The BTB has good sustain,a very solid low end and a ringing upper register. This is one solid bass.