I would focus on the instrument and forget about price. The majority of my basses are sub 500.00. I feel all of my inexpensive basses shoot way above their pay grade. I have a 200.00 Squier that is absolutely killer and I take it to practice often because it's just put together really well and it sounds great in a mix. The only bass I have that is "expensive" is my Elite Jazz. The only reason I bought that was because I felt the money was justified after playing it for a couple weeks in store and Sweetwater had some really great 0% financing. If that headstock bothers you in any way shape or form, don't buy it. Wait and find something that you are proud to play. It's your money and it will be your instrument. The only opinion that matters is yours. Good luck!