I stumbled upon some of these on guitar center's site for $200, and they look like they have the components I like, large scale and every thing. But I'd hate to end up with a starter's instrument. I gave up the search for the semi-acoustic/hollow-bodies, seeing as how they're pretty much just for looks. I'm just looking for a nice, nonexpensive jazz bass for now. Sorry for pestering you with all these questions, as I'd love to contribute to the actual conversations, but I'm not entirely knowledgable on everything bass related to actually bring up interesting topics.