We think this is probably the best acoustic bass in the market today, with a really nice sound and overall quality like no other. Very easy to play thanks to the 32" scale neck and well designed cutaway and top fret access (you can actually reach the 24th fret!!). Works GREAT in the studio with a microphone, and of course also plugged in for live sets. The Fishman pickup and preamp combo behaves really well and it is very easy to get a natural sound. Depending on the strings you use and the setup you choose (we offer several options, please ask) you can get really close to the tone of a double bass or a fretless bass, whatever you prefer. Awesome!