Hmm, local music shop is selling an Alvarez (similar to the one pictured http://www.alvarezgtr.com/bigguitarspgs/AEB5ABbig.html) for 200 bucks. The original price was 600 or something like that, they just want to get rid of it, its been there for years. I love this bass, but do I need it? My Fender works fine and sounds great, but this is a damn good deal! My friend who works there suggested I put up my Fender for 300 on cosignment(sp?) so that way I would get 250, assuming it sells. But then again I think he just wants the commison. Should I give in? Help me, God help me.