Order my Marcus Miller Sire P7 5er on Jan 29 and received it yesterday March 6. When I ordered it was schedule to be delivered Feb 15. This is my first 5 string and own Fender, Ibanez and Yamaha 4 string basses. I consider the overall quality of the P7 below all my current basses. The P7 has good sound, factory setup was really high but quick fix to lower strings. Price of $599 is a bargin for what you get but the appearance of the bass looks cheap IMO. Overall weight of the bass is a bit heavy and the string spacing is tight. I wouldnt say this bass has my overall endorsement but it is a good value if you want to have a 5 string in your collection. Other reviews rave about the on board controls but I found them to be a bit disappointing. Just wanted to share my experience and opinion.