WOW! I picked it up at GC almost as a joke but holy smokes it sounded great! This: http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=115&CollectionID=12 The shorter scale threw me a little but it had a fantastic mid range burp that I happen to love. For only $300+ I might pick one of these things up. I never thought I would be into the Hofner-type basses. Has anyone else tried one of these and was surprised?