Hi, I'm a rookie at this, as I'm going to buy my very fist bass guitar. I have noticed that Gibson basses don't seem to be too popular. Why? As a blues man I like Gibson guitars, why I thought my first bass should be the nice cherry red '65 EB-2, that I have seen in a local guitar shop. I like the feel of it. Further, it has a good balance and it's light. More light than a P-bass. Is it a bad choice for a beginner? /Niels A.