Have a used white 2013 Fender VI Ltd Ed. (Made in Japan) on long distance layaway, totally refundable deposit.. Sell price is about US650, about half of the selling price when new. I phoned in the layaway and have never played a 6 string of this type. However, when I listen to clips online I seem to prefer the Ibanez SRC6. I am looking for a more authentic full round bass tone vs a twangy deep voiced strat type (spaghetti western) tones which I hear in the fender type guitars. My use for one is in a duo act where I play basslines and guitar solos, thus far, just with a regular electric or acoustic guitar. Having access to the octave lower bass notes would be a great benefit in the mix. However I would probably experiment with putting the top two strings in light gauge to maintain regular guitar tuning on those strings The Ibanez SRC6s would likely have to be mail order as there are none to be found locally or within the music store chain distribution networks where I live. There are also Gretsch and Schecter but still seem too twangy like the Fender. Your thoughts?