I picked one of these up at guitar center today after hearing things like "its the poorman's flea bass". I looked it over and saw that it was used. Used indeed.... someone had painted on the fret markers and control knobs. :scowl: Anyway, despite the visual aspects, this bass played wonderfully. It could've used a new set of strings, the E was quite weak. But overally, I really like how it played and sounded. It was overpriced, of course, at $450. I've seen some in much better condition go for a lot less. Anyway, just my $.02 on the G Bass.