I've decided to learn bass again after a hiatus of some thirty years. I want a semi-acoustic, as I don't have an amp, and will just be playing along with the stereo. I've narrowed it down to a few possible choices as follows: o Hofner 500/2 Club o Hagstrom Viking o Epiphone Jack Casady o Ibanez AFB200 The main criteria are playability (considering I'm a fat-fingered newbie) and sound (non-amplified). I'm very happy to hear of any opinions and suggestions. Thanks in advance.