So a few months back I saw this body for sale on TB. You either love it or hate it. I wanted it. I set about putting together the parts to make a killer jazz bass. I researched and settled on some DiMarzio Area J pups, I found a P Bass sized neck on the USACG web specials page, (really like their stuff), and got new hipshot vintage bridge and tuners. Put it all together, and it was a complete failure. The body is one piece of oak burl. Ever wonder why you never see bodies made out of only burl? The body flexed under string tension. There was some sort of structural oddity that created a dead zone, on the ENTIRE D string. The whole D string sounded like poo. I experimented with different strings, shimming the neck, nothing helped. So instead of leaving all these awesome parts on a useless body, I set out on another search. Once again TB supplied me with this very stylish, wholly functional, Fernandes Jazz body. Put it all together last night, and it is an unqualified success. Love the Area J's, and the neck has it's voice back. While it was dissappointing to never rock that Oak burl coffee table in front of an audience, if it hadn't been for that fiasco, I'd never have ended up with this beauty. It also gets along nicely with my Birthday Japanese P Bass.