I play both guitar and bass (for over 40 years) and this instrument can truly iive in both worlds. I find myself playing bass runs on low E & A while chording on the top 4 strings which are playable all the to the 20th fret! The guitar arrived with quality issues from Fender....pickups intermittently worked depending on pickup height adjustment...that Sweetwater took care of as fast as humanly possible AND gave it a great set-up (nice guitar tech work!). Finish is a good as I have seen on the sunburst. The tonal range runs from all bass to a punchy chord monster with each of the 5 way switch positions giving a unique tone. I play it through a Eden Metro or a Roland DB-500. Even between amps i got a slightly different range of tones. This may just replace my 7 string custom jazz box! Most of my work is with a piano player and this guitar blends nicely. It responds extremely well to chorus and flanger effects. However, this is not a bass for slap and pop.
Overall I am extremely pleased with the instrument and it puts my bass & guitar brains to the test. Lots of unique tones, even good for blues licks with a little distortion. Remember, at the 12th fret it is back in standard guitar range. It is not a replacement for my P-Bass, but a nice creative alternative.