I've been wanting to get a Bass for quite a while but wasn't sure where to start. I'm not in a band, but I've always been a fan of the sound from my first exposure to punk to the coolness of John Taylor's style from Duran Duran. So, after speaking with a sales associate he recommended I start with this one. Still early in my skills and I'm glad I got it. The shipping was faster than anticipated as I was told it would be on backorder for about 1-2 months. Arrived in great condition.