I own many bass guitars and wanted a jazz to complete my collection....wont gig it because i use six stringers for gigs.
Looks beuatiful, the body colour is incredibly classy, i changed the pick guard to a red tortoise shell version and all i get are compliments on how beauitful the bass looks. It also came with a lovely flame on the maple neck, a feature which may have been luck rather than an actual feature.
It played incredibly well straight out of the box, i lowered the action by around 1mm and it was perfect.
The tone is jazz bass thru and thru, Clean and punchy with a nice bit of bite thrown in. No it doesnt sound like a 60;s vintage bass but is totally useable and recognisable and for the price of the bassi am really happy!
A lot of friends told me to buy a sire bass, and maybe for the money they are better, however i wanted a genuine fender Jazz not a copy. I think this is the best value way of getting a fender jazz that looks, plays and sounds great and is the "real thing".
Its built well enough that if you wanted to upgrade the elctrics and pickups in the future it would be worth it.
Im in love with mine!