Ive been tossing up whether to buy a 5 string again as I have been using a 4 string for the last 2 years and missed that low B. So I checked out heaps of youtube videos and decided I loved the sound of the M5-24s. It has a modern sound, a little bit like the Ken Smith I am currently playing and I wanted to know if sadowskys lived up to the hype. I couldn't find one second hand, so I rang around and was lucky enough to score one of the last MIJ made Metro Lines before Warwick takes over the production. Hopefully this will help it keep its value or maybe increase it. I haven't had a chance to play a NYC but the build quality on this metro is great and the neck feels amazing. Its definitly a diferent beast compared to my Ken Smith which feels more crafted but the sound cuts like nothing else. Definitly worth checking out.