Dear TB fellas, I invite you to take a look at the gorgeous, IMHO, Jazz bass that was recently finished! Click here!
I never HAD a Jazz Bass, but wanted one. I always had a problem with new Jazzes - they are just not worth the asking price. Everything is cheap, QC cuts everywhere. This fella flew from Japan, was played quite a lot. An unfortunate pickup upgrade seems to have made the owner to sell it for USD 800. But the wood felt right.
It resonated well, and the response was punchy unplugged. I quickly forgave one of the 3 pcs black alder sections not matching - that can be clearly seen in the pictures. Out of 6 Jazz basses this one felt just right.
But buying an instrument - new or used means you have to have it professionally set up! You don't sell an instrument that is poorly set up. I own quite a lot of basses, but, decided to go on a project even more ambitious than this - a MASSIVE OLP MM32 overhaul) Soon to be featured here)
Meanwhile - enjoy and post your comments)