Well I have always played solid body basses forever and am looking to dive into a hollow body. I have done some research but have primarily narrowed it down to the gibson midtown bass and the guild starfire ii bass. I know they have different countries of origin (USA vs Asia) but I am curious if anyone has any sway in the decision. I know the guild will be easier to purchase online so there's that. I have never played a hollow body bass before, but I am looking for a two-pickup bass for more tonal variety. I have a simple amp with limited EQ (orange bass terror) and sometimes use an aguilar tone hammer DI pedal. I use a single obc115 bass cab which has no tweeter, so I lose a little sparkle. Thank you!