You're talking Fender right? A Precision or Jazz bass? Most of their USA models are fine from bass to bass.
Are you ordering from a Sweetwater/Sam Ash type online store? Or, is it from an individual?
If buying new from a retailer, condition should be minty fresh. If an online individual seller, condition may not be minty.
The last new Fender I ordered was a 2010 Precision 5. I love & play it as much as possible. Great instrument.
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