I can pick up a Samick 5 string for a couple hundred dollars. I'm not real familiar with their lines. This one has a p bass type pick up as well as the j pick up. I've never had a 5 string so I thought it might be a decent one to try out. It comes with a case as well. Any opinions? I searched on this forum, but most of the posts were old. Just wanted an update. I'm told the bass is 7 years old or so. Thanks again!!