For some time I've been separately considering: (a) getting a 5 string, and (b) getting an acoustic bass guitar. Until recently, these thoughts never occurred at the same, but now I'm wondering whether it makes sense to get an acoustic 5. I am an infrequent weekend warrior. I generally play rock, folk, and country (and very limited jazz - - due to limitations of the player), in small to medium size venues. I am VERY comfortable with my comfy old Jazz bass. There seem to be a very limited number of acoustic instruments on hand in most music stores, and if this condition persists, I might consider a mail order bride. (The Carvin acosustic 5?) Any comments or suggestions?