Up until a couple months ago, I have only occasionally dabbled with bass. The group that I have been jamming with asked me to try bass as they often don’t have a bass player. I thought it would be fun to try it, and it is, very much, and I’m really learning a lot, using their F Jazz bass. I have owned a cheap Ibanez GSR 200 bass for about 10 years, that I modified a little, and haven't used it much until recently, and then the bridge pup quit working. The F Jazz is quite heavy and neck heavy, so I thought it was time to get myself a better bass, for practice and use with the group, and after much deliberation this one seemed like a great choice for my needs, and a decent price. Wow! The Kingfisher is levels above the Ibanez, really killer for me, as basically a beginner. It will be a week before I get to try it with the group, but it is fun to play, and seems like a fantastic instrument. The fit/finish/feel/function are all wonderful, everything about it is perfect, and it even looks awesome, IMO. Really like the neck-through design, and the convertible bridge is a nice feature, although I’ll probably keep it as string through body. It is heavy, but not bad for a bass, about 9 lbs 6 ozs. After I try it out for awhile, I’ll review it in more detail. Until then, here are some pics.