Just a note on a relativly new company from Upstate N.Y. The company is called Windsong Guitar Co. They have just expanded to 100 stores around the country. I was impressed with the sound and quality of the bass for under 800 dollars. I own 2 and both guitar players I play with own them.So if you happen to see them in a store near you, play one, I think you will be impressed too. The website is www.windsongguitars.com The pics on the website dont really do the guitars and basses justice. I will post some pics soon. Peace.