A local shop brought one in and I had the opportunity to try it right out of the box. Be advised that I'm not a fretless player, but i was curious to try one out. The workmanship and finish looked very good for the price. The string action naturally needed a little work, but it still played real nice! it definitely has a nice Jazz-style growl and mwahh. Kudos to Ken on providing the masses with a lower cost alternative!