I am considering a 30" scale bass guitar due to my medium to small hands and my reach. I will be using it to learn to play at home and hopefully small events in the future . I am considering the violin style bass Jay Turser, Hofner Ingition or Contemporary, and the the Rogue VB100. From what research I have done it looks like the Jay Turser might be best quality for the price but I am seeking advice from any member that would like to help me decide. Any advice on these would be great. Initially I was just looking at solid bodies which at present trying to keep the purchase to a minimum I am leaning toward the Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II which looks pretty nice and I think the sound is pretty good. Any advice on this one would be helpful also. If one of the violin models would work out that would be great. I would like to use it for blues, funk, jazz and popular music. I play with fingers and not a pick. I am not just a Beatle type music only person but still like some of their music. I am trying to get a light weight guitar that is why I thought about the violin style hollow body but also want to stick with a 30" scale. Good balance would be good but sometimes you can not get all you want in the mix for an inexpensive guitar($200-$400). Presently I own a 34" scale Schecter Raiden Custom 4 which I like but am trying to get a more comfortable playing bass with the 30" short scale. Thanks for any advice.