I just recently bought an Epiphone Jack Casady Bass. Here's a review for anyone that's interested. First off, I know Epiphone is Gibson's budget line, but the workmanship on this bass is very good, if not excellent. Because it's a semi-hollow body, the bridge doesn't touch the body, but, is elevated about an inch above it by three large screws. It looks like an off shore oil rig. Looks wild. The neck is wide, but, not as wide as a Musicman bass' neck. It's also pretty flat, like a Gibson neck. I prefer necks that are more narrow, but, this one didn't take long to get used to. It's also got some of the best fretwork I've seen on any bass. If you run your fingers along the edge of the fingerboard, it's absolutely smooth! It's got one humbucker wired to a typical Gibson varitone switch. The switch is marked 50-150-250, and the sound gets louder and harder as the numbers go up. As for the sound, it sounds very much like a good Pre-CBS Precision bass, but, not muddy the way P-basses can sound; more focused. It also has an acoustic type sound(it is a thin hollow body) and it also has just a hint of a Rickenbaker's treble tone. Combine the three sounds and that's what it sounds like. I also own two other basses right now: Fretless Jazz and a 21 year old Ibanez Musician, but I'm rapidly falling in love with this axe. It would probably sound best for Blues, Country, Oldies, Motown(definitely!)or any acoustic jams. We all like to walk down "Solidbody Avenue", but I urge whoever's reading this to check one out. You have to hear one first hand to believe it. One more thing: There are rumors all over that it's going to be discontinued shortly, probably from slow sales. I went to the Gibson site and asked them. They said that there's no official word YET! You know what that means. I'm really considering buying a second one. They're that good. This thing is Gibson quality through and through! Anyone else own one? Whatcha think of it? A great Bass! Mike J.