So I was looking for an inexpensive Jazz bass that I can knock around for some time and I thought of getting Squier VM Jazz. Then this SX Andromeda in Natural finish caught my eyes. Ive always been a sucker for a natural finished Ash body, but havent found one with good matching grains among lower priced ones. But this Andromeda was supposed to have a 1-piece body. Besides, the hardware such as bridge and tuners seemed to be sturdy and good quality. Ive had several basses/guitars from Rondo before and they were all good, but they were all around $120 ranged in price. Never paid more than $120 for a bass/guitar from Ronso. So I wasnt sure if I should pay round $260 for a SX when I could get a Squier VM Jazz for the same amount. And I thought I was probably insane for spending $260 for a SX. But I decided to take a risk, for 1-piece Ash body and hardware, and my previous experience with Kurt and his SX/Agile bass/guitar, and placed an order. With $20 discount Kurt offered, I paid $257 with shipping and the bass came delivered on Tuesday. And let me tell you this. This is one gorgeous looking bass. Looks and plays MUCH more expensive than any bass in this price range. The bass came with a desperate need of a setup. But once I finished the setup and put a set of aged Chromes (45 100), it turned out to be one heck of a bass. I have a MIA Fender Standard P-Bass with amazing action and playability, and this $257 bass really does plays almost as nice as that. No issue what-so-ever. So in brief summary, this is one heck of a bass that looks and plays much much better than its price tag. In my personal opinion, it truly rivals typical MIM Standard Fender. Yes I really believe that. Now, heres this beauty, (Yes picture = Yes Bass ), followed by a detailed review.