I bought one of these because I wanted something to take on the road that I wouldn't care about if it got stolen or destroyed. This little bass is amazing. Sounds great, light weight, only costs a couple of hundred bucks. Now I have two of them. It's actually been very dependable. It's so small that every studio should have one. Super easy for a guitarist to pick up and play.
Gretsch Electromatic G2220 Junior Jet Bass II
shortscale, solid-body, 4-string bass guitar