Five stars for the excellent value this bass guitar represents. I've played this bass out, and outside of a few gearheads, no one even noticed it was not one of the ubiquitous brands of P-Bass out there. They just all knew it sounded great! Just like the Glarry Jazz I previously reviewed, it would be a great student starter as you won't lose (much) money if they give up on you. On the other end of the scale, I'm a professional, and I love to play mine! So inexpensive, it's ridiculous value for the money. I'll include a link of a You Tube review of it.