I have always wanted to learn Bass guitar. My lessons start next week. NO this is not a new year's resolution. I don't have a guitar yet. I am borrowing my brother's reproduction '73 P-Bass. What I want is a bass that is easy to play. Though I don't know the difference right now. I like the looks of the Hofner H500. But again I like everything at this point. I don't want a budget guitar that I will not feel proud of. Not to be a snob. There are probably cheaper guitars that are a pleasure to own and play. But I don't know enough to navigate those waters. What I would like is some suggestions of guitars that will be a long lasting joy to play. Not just a get me started. I have the PBass for that. (for awhile anyway) I am open to entry level and moderate expensive. Though if it is an expensive guitar I will be shopping the used market. Thanks.