I'm considering buying this bass used from a friend. He is asking for CAD625 but may be negotiable. What makes this bass so special? It sounded great when we played together, but I'm a novice and probably can only tell when a bass sounds really ******, ahha...so another option is just getting a super cheap $100 used P-bass copy. Is the neck as thick as the '51 Squier Classic Vibe P-bass? How heavy is the Fender (ash body)? Is it worth CAD600? How much could I negotiate down? Anything else I should consider? Thanks for advice.