...I've now played a Bongo!! First impression: Plays nice, sounds excellent, looks much better in person than the photos would indicate. The weight is comfortable, and it balances very well on a strap, but is slightly neck-heavy sitting down. The seemingly goofy 4-band EQ is actually voiced exceptionally well - as Dave put it, it actually works on musical frequencies, instead of being a "rumble" and "fret noise" knobs. The only potential playability negative is the tight space for slapping on the dual humbucker and humbucker/single coil versions. The combination of the extra pickup and 24 fret neck doesn't leave a lot of room, but it is something that I was able to adjust to with a few moments of noodling. It really sounds good in Dave L's hands!