So, I've had my Squier P-bass for maybe 6-7 months or so, and having been practicing somewhat often I feel its about time to add another bass to my, incredibly slowly building collection. I want to get a violin body, and looking into them I've found two that I'm kind of torn between. The epiphone viola and the hofner icon violin. I've heard good and bad from both, and I'm drawn a little more towards the hofner for the control board and aesthetic reasons; I love the look of the guard, and it also comes in black...But, is it built and sound that much better than the epiphone to be worth the increased price tag? As I said, I've heard good and bad about both and one consistent complaint about the hofner is that it feels cheap and flimsy which is something that would worry me. I'd be buying them both from guitar center(really the only half decent guitar store around where I live) and theres only about a 160 dollar difference between them.