I've been on holiday in Brisbane (Queensland, AUS) for the last couple of days, and have been spending a bit of time in a music shop in the main mall of the city. Looking around the bass selection, which wasn't huge there were quite a lot of Fenders, a few Musicmans and a few Ibanez's. However, one that caught my eye was an acoustic Epi called the El Capitan. Now before picking it up I played a more expensive Ibanez acoustic and another obscure acoustic (the brand of which I can't remember and have never heard of before). Both of these basses sounded terrible, really cold and harsh, not what I would ever like from an acoustic. But then I picked up the Epi, which was priced at A$1099 (note the A$!!!!!!!!!!). The bass was amazing. Nice to play, very easy neck to jump about on, good contstruction and a piezo. But it was the sound that killed me. Beautiful warm, lovely tones. Perfect for jazz, blues, reggae and maybe some softer rock. I really didn't expect so much from a relatively cheap acoustic. When I went to plug it in, the best amps they had there were Hartke solid state 250w, which sounded as cold bad porridge (don't get me started on a shop not having a single valve bass amp, yet a wall of Fender guitar valve..... ). But even through a very cold sounding amp, the warmth of this bass came through amazingly, I'd love to hear it through something valve powered and lush. It also had a great thump to it when the lows were cranked up. All around a bloody great bass. If I'm ever looking for an acoustic this will be on the list as priority No.1, especially as far as price goes. So if you are looking for an acoustic then check this out immediately. If you already own one, share what you think as I'd love to hear from someone who gets to use own as their own bass!!!!