For the past couple months I have been looking for a new bass in the $1000 and under range. It was down to a Geddy Lee or a Skyline Joe Osborn when the owner of my favorite shop brought back the Turner Electroline that he had been using in his home studio. When I picked it up, the body and the neck felt perfect for me. It only weighs about 8.5 pounds and (3.9 kg for JMX)and the wood is supposed to be swamp ash salvaged from the old Dodger Stadium. It is so resonant that people could hear me playing lightly while unplugged from 25 feet away. It has two Turner soapbar pickups and his "Reference" piezo system. While a fretted solid body will never duplicate the sound of an upright, this comes closer than any other guitar I've heard. With the piezo on and the magnetics turned down I timed the sustain for the 12 fret D string at 2 minutes! The range of tones on this guitar is amazing. I never thought I would own a bass this fine. This goes with my Santa Cruz D and my 1952 Fender D8 steel guitar in the NEVER SELL category.