I Love It!
I have always liked the design of the "Beatle Bass." Since the genuine Hofner model is well out of my price range, I decided to look into the cheaper alternatives. I read a number of reviews online of the various models and I have even viewed some of the video reviews and demonstrations as well. The Epiphone Viola Bass was always somewhere at the top of the list. So I decided to take the risk and I am glad that I did.
I was surprised at how solid it was. The body had more weight to it than I had expected and it had more sustain as well. The feel is nice and I got the hang of playing it within a day or two. I am mainly a guitar player so obviously a bass has a different feel to it. I practice mainly sitting down and it sits well in my lap. It's a very comfortable bass for me to play. Other people may feel differently as a matter of preference though.
The finish was flawless and it looks beautiful when polished up. It's a nice looking, stylish instrument that plays well and sounds great. I have no complaints. I also have the Epiphone case for it too. It is a perfect fit, seems durable and it has a pretty big storage compartment. I ordered both the bass and the case from Sweetwater and they were both well packed for shipping. No dings, dents or scratches at all. therefore, no complaints.