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Tone is nice and EQ good, very versatile - highs are colorful, will give you nice slap or metal tones, while lows are not fuzzy. B string flattened still sounds well round. Active system is a little noisy, but hardly problematic. Build is well done, finish OK. Spalted maple top is beautiful. A little too heavy, but well balanced, unlike some 6 stringers where the body is light and the bass pulls you sideways all the time. Neck is slim enough, comfortable. Overall, a good instrument for the price!