I had played guitar for a long, long time, but never attempted the bass. I decided it might be fun and educational to learn the bass, but I didn't want to make a large investment. I saw the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass on the Sweetwater website and decided to take a chance. I was not expecting the top quality and tone it delivers and I honestly don't know how you can sell it at such a low price. I'm usually a hard to please consumer, but I'm very happy and totally satisfied. Delivery, as usual, was very prompt and efficient as well.