Originally Posted by Davo-London
I never understand why manufacturers are so obsessed with copying Fender designs.
Sure Fender is the benchmark in basses in terms of units sold, but surely you can come up with something more original than a revised scratchplate and headstock.
I would never ever buy something that would constantly remind me that it's a copy.
I should add IMHO, just in case I've upset anyone!
They copy those styles because its easier to sell a conventional looking instrument to a mass market. Especially for a new brand. If they were making radical shaped instruments it would be much harder to get a foot in the door so to speak.
These are superior quality instruments, I suspect that they will appreciate in value ( think 80's matsumoku ) and you will probably be seeing more variety in models. They currently only offer the Jazz bass style in different finishes. Hard to find still in the USA.