I'm looking for a bass (my first) but it's proving to be a lot harder than expected. I'm getting a leftie bass and I'm willing to spend around 600$ on it. Thing is, I'm in Japan so you can't really rely on the American prices - it's more expensive here. I've been to a lot of shops and only one seemed to have any leftie basses worth a second glance. They were nice, but I'd like to have some more to choose from before I make my final decision. SO, I figured that if I get desperate enough, I'll have a shop order home a bass for me. Only as a last resort, if I can't find anything in any shops. So my question/request is for some suggestions to good leftie basses that aren't too expensive, and where I'm not running a huge risk ordering it without having played it before... Oh, and I know you shouldn't be superficial and just choose a bass based on how it looks BUT if I should, it would probably be something like the Ibanez SR Prestige (http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/page_jp.php?&data_id=101&color=CL01&year=2008&cat_id=2&series_id=29) Thanks P.s. I'm not gonna play righthand style. Leftie or nothing (ok nothing isn't really an option either....) UPDATE EDIT Currently considering buying a fretless righty and stringing it lefty. BAD IDEA? Or might work?