I have never owned anything but 4 stringers, but have always wanted a 6 to play around with. Never knew these existed until yesterday. I read the threads on here, sounds like they are decent basses. Unbelieveable that they are on sale now, I got a red one on the way for under $135 shipped! Looking forawrd to playing around with that this winter! One odd thing, the red color is $10 cheaper than the black or natural. But the really odd thing is that a natural was calculating $32 shipping (not bad). But the red was $18 shipping? I have to think they are coming from the same place, but maybe I'm wrong.