Well I pretty much read the WHOLE noob thread and clicked most of the links. I still couldn't find very many in my budget, so I doogled a google saying "Plywood Basses." I found this site. http://www.allthingsbass.com/RomPlywood.htm I would get the 3/4 model. 3/4 only means that the body is 1/4 smaller than a full sized right? Any bad ideas about this? Thanks.