a 5 string is no harder than a 4 string. I had my first 5 string years ago, and have 3 now, and a 6 string. The 6 string is a bit too heavy, and for what I do, pointless - but the 5's are essential for me - because loads of the music I play is in Eb, or D - so for me - it works. You just need to get used to having lower notes available, and I now play on my B string quite a lot with my Jazz, because the B string up high still sounds good. That price seems pretty good!