...and all I can say is "WOW"... I paid just shy of 165 bucks for this bass and I'm totally amazed at this thing. I've read that they've been compared equal to the MIM Fender Jazz Basses, but I'd have to say this rates right up there with the American Fenders... this bass is freakin awesome. Straight out of the box the sound is wonderful... the only thing that needs to be adjusted is the intonation (which is one of the many things I expected having to adjust), but that is all... the action is great, the neck is perfect, and it looks ten times better than I expected it to look like from the pictures I saw of it... Major props to Rondo Music for making these basses available at the price they have them at... I will most definitely be making another purchase from them soon!