Well, i've been playing for a couple years, and just starting to get good. Last year, i got myself a fender standard jazz in brown sunburst, it's great all except that it's a little too heavy. I'm looking with something with a little more quality, and light. Weight is very important, i perform alot, long shows too, and i can't have a heavy bass weighing me down. Plus, i'm only 15, not alot of money to deal with here, so preferably around $600. Btw, i play through a carvin halfstack, 600w, very punchy and warm, just so you know. Thanks in advance!