My old fiddle has become too fragile and awkward to take to every gig, so I've been on a quest for the ultimate portable upright. I've tried a bunch- Yamaha, Zeta, NS, Wish, Turner and the like. Turner sounded great but I could not get into the look. Plus, I wanted an ebony fingerboard. So along comes this Lightwave Sabre on eBay-took a chance and bid/won. I finally set it up today with Thomastik Acousticore strings, plugged it in, cranked the mids and I was amazed!! If anyone has been on a similar quest, I recommend trying one out. If anyone else out there has comments on these basses, I'd love to hear them.