These basses are an incredible value. A 5 string with a graphite reinforced neck, PLEK job, and a Bartolini electronics package for under $900 is fairly incredible. I have the vintage white with a maple board. I'm not a fan of the the aesthetics, so I ordered a pickguard and chrome knobs to dress it up. I also plan to replace the Bartolini electronics with Aguilar, but am in no rush to do so. It sounds good as-is.