The handle is well presented, much less an end Ibanez SDGR, for example, was tough and reassuring and once accustomed to it is very comfortable.
The access to acute is standard for a handle screwed junction with the non profile body, it is not a problem, since 51, Fender is done with, so ...
The bass is well balanced, not too heavy, comfortable, throw anything.
Play vacuum, perceives a little wooden stamp and flut separate notes, decent sustain, everything hinges good: there's more that ...
I play on small combos study of past and present (neighboring require) and larger (Peavey, Crate ...) when the opportunity presents ... I search DIFFERENT sounds, mainly around the microphone P I like the sound "wood". I try to play a bit of everything: from classical to big ratafouin. Bah, it is versatile in its basic or no effect at fingers, thumb, mdiator, slap, clump or not. The notes remain built much. A very good study tool is often criticized for low range between Yamaha a little chick output level and a lack of character. The no.
In the era it was trading between 2600 and 2800 F. She had and still has the attractions: look, finish, comfort, sound, versatility. In this budget (used now, if you cross), it was and still is a very good quality-price ratio.
Yamaha offers instruments (guitar and bass, the rest I do not know) very relevant, reliable and qu'honntes but msestims.