Thanks Justin, much appreciated. I've had GAS for a short scale hollow body for a long time, and this looks like it could scratch that itch. These sort of basses never get stocked in any of my local stores so i'm dependent on talk bass for opinions. I've given up looking for vintage basses and have my eye either on this one or the Starfire reissue.
The weight isn't an issue for me; my Jazz bass is about the same weight, and that's comfortable