I'm currently doing a jazz bass build. I'm a little hung up on choosing bodies right now. As of right now I can purchase a 70's RI MIM for about $220.00, a Geddy MIM body for about $250.00 or a USA 74RI for about $700.00. I would like to have 70's pup spacing, Alder and in solid black. All the research I've done tells me that the MIM bodies are more multi pieced and laminated compared to the more resonate higher quality USA 2 or 3 piece bodies. I know most would say just go MIM because you won't notice a difference. I would really like to do this right the first time. I cannot find any info on the GL body. Is it of a higher standard? They say it is an exact replica of Geddy's jazz right? Is the body laminated and multi, multi pieced? Been researching for hours and cannot find a thing. Also does anyone know if the cheaper MIM 70's RI bodies are made of better quality Alder woods and resemble the original 2-3 piece non laminated 70's construction? Anyone have any info on this? I could always go USA but sure would be nice to save $500.00. All the replacement companies (allparts and warmoth) are about 3-4 weeks out and about $500.00 to $600.00 with the special order 70's pup spacing.