My $300 2003 B5. Been playing a long time and all 4 bangers. Would have liked to have been able to justify a higher end model but not at this time. I can say that she "feels" right. Nice ebony board on maple. Comfortable profile and good balance. Nice tone in the passive position. W/ coil split option on the bridge bucker. All in all I'm very happy. My thanks to those who replied to my earlier questions and concerns regarding this bass. Here she is. Black like my coffee..