I've read several threads here and on other forums but there doesn't seem to be any definitive answers. I only have up to about $800 to spend, would prefer to stay in the $500 range if possible. Would prefer to get a new bass (for ease of procurement sake) but not opposed to looking for something used. Also, if there is a new bass (such as the Gibson Midtown) that will fulfill my dreams at a higher price point I'd be curious to know what it is! I want a bass that sounds like Chas Chandler (We Got To Get Out of This Place - ultimate hollow body sound to me), Paul Samwell Smith)- That classic 60s hollow body sound. I believe he played an Epiphone Rivoli. Do Eastwood, Waterstone, Hagstrom, Italia make any exceptional basses in this style - On YouYube I found what I think was an Eastwood that really sounded great but it's discontinued. I've read about the Jack Cassidy Bass a lot but I've heard them in club situations several times and while I think they sound (and look) great they don't at all have that 60s hollow body sound I'm looking for. Thanks so much for your help!!!!