I've been wanting a wal for a long time really bad. I can justify the price to pay for a new one or used one thats not a problem. But you have to have the money first. I no a wal and bongo are very diffrent from build materials and quality but Is the bongo tone close enough to catch the walish sound. I no it will not soud dead on or replicate most of its sound but can it get its standard typical tone that you here in alot of recordings?