I can only find one posted review on this bass, so i hope someone here has used one of these before. I'm still not anywhere near the the skill level i hope to be as a bassist, but I'm considering requesting a second bass for christmas. This beautiful instrument has caught my eye in numerous sale papers and magazines, and i'm really tempted to get one (at only $199 it would really have to suck to make me upset). So my question is simply: has anyone here ever handled one of these before, what do you think, and what styles of music is it appropriate for? note: i'm joining my school jazz band next year, so i'd like to know if this bass would be a good choice, even if i have to change the strings.