I have a chance to buy a leftover American Deluxe P Bass in Ash, with the Cherry Sunburst finish. As new, it is just under $1200 (with new strings) to me for a short period. the Shop noticed that it is discontinued and that new ones in Alder, or the standard Sunburst are more now and has upped the price to reflect. I am also considering a HH Stingray just over $1200 with strap and new strings. (different shop) I think they are comparable, matched league-wise. Back to my question - Is the ash going to make the P Bass that much more desireable? Punch/tone, appearance, etc.?