I bought this bass in Monroe Washington at a little music store many years ago to play in a three piece cover band. I must have tried 200 bass guitars previous to purchasing this one, for some reason it sounded and played like a dream compared to other brands and models. "It was love at first sight". If I recall correctly I think i paid in the nieborhood of $700.00 give or take a few.
The sustain power is awsome, it is smooth and has great tone. I have owned this guitar since around 1985 and it still plays and sounds like I just bought it.