For example, I was stuck between two jazz basses. One was an American Deluxe that had an amazing red finish and sweet pickguard, and then an American Standard that is just a standard black and white. I went with the black and white American Standard. A few dealbreakers were I hate basses that you have to plug in underneath, I've been plugging in on the surface since always, and the deluxe doesn't have that option. Two, it was 300 dollars more and didn't come with a case, both were used. So I love this Standard, but I hate how it looks. I want to change the pickguard, but if you've ever had a bass you didn't like the look of how'd you get over it or make it look better? This thing plays like a dream. Have any stories?