After going to Girls Rock! Camp this summer, my daughter wanted a bass of her own for her birthday. She had used my Dano Longhorn for camp, and for a while we were looking for Dano's, and she wanted blue, had to be blue, blue was important. Went around to some shops, she got a chance play a Squire Jag SS, and really liked it, and at $120 less than the Dano, I liked it, but, no blue. Stalked Jag SS's on Musicians Friend, and after while caught a "used" one, for $115. Had a scratch, maybe a half inch, but it didn't matter to me, this was red, and a nice red, she wanted blue. So I went to work. The pick guard is cut from a $4 piece of polycarbonite, painted on back.