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I bought mine from another seller that does not accept reviews, so I'm writing here because I've been a happy customer of zz on other purchases...When I first got the bass in January 2018, I thought it sounded like a harpsichord! I hated it. It took a while to appreciate the sounds that this thing is capable of. It's very bright and punchy- not dead and muffled like the other basses I was used to. It's unforgiving of sloppy technique. It has forced me to improve my playing. I think it is louder than other acoustic basses- but acoustic basses are not very loud relative to 6-string guitars.The construction of the body is amazing- the way they internally braced the beautiful outer skin oozes with quality and attention to detail. The construction of the instrument makes it a very good value for the money.I play it almost every day. It hangs on the wall in our living room and I bust it out to play along with the music and tv shows in the house whenever the urge strikes- which is often. This thing is high quality, durable and has no issues at all after nearly three years of frequent use. I deducted 1/2 a star on quality because the decorative white band where the body meets the neck has an amateurish craftsmanship- it's a minor point... The finish of the wood is still in perfect condition. The tuning hardware doesn't rattle at all and the guitar stays in tune for days. The electronics have performed perfectly and I really wanted that on-board tuner. When it's plugged in, the sound is just like it is unplugged, only louder. I'm totally impressed with the plugged in sound. It's hard to express how much I've come to cherish this beautiful looking and sounding bass. (I have the sunburst color and the finish is mesmerizing.)
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