I bought it from a woman whose father was English and later moved to the US. I love it. I'm a guitar player who has recently picked up the bass and I wouldn't play anything else. Looks cool, sounds great, and it has a very playable, thin neck. The sound mix controls only work intermittently so I play it with them off. Wonderful, round, fat tone through an Ampeg 50 watt amp using flatwound strings.