This is the most recent model by this German brand (in this case within the Contemporary series, hence very affordable). This semihollow instrument has a very deep and warm tone and proves to be excellent for using a pick thanks to the narrow neck. The short scale design (30") make it very easy to play. Great for 60's music as well as more modern styles. And if you want to practice some flamenco sytle with a pick like bass master Carles Benavent, this is an excellent bass too.