I have always loved my Fenders. I have gone thru Sadowsky, Roscoe, Musicman, Gibson and dozens of other "phases", but I have always been a Fender guy at heart. Still love playing my '74 P and '73 Jazz, but my tastes have gone more modern (and 5 string as a strong preference) as of late. My go to basses lately have been a brand new Fodera Emperor, a MTD 535 and a USA Spector Forte 5.... The Spector had to go as 12lbs is just stupid for a bass. Traded the Spector for a 2012 Fender American Jazz Deluxe 5er and a bunch of $$$ and figured i would flip the Fender within days and buy a Sadowsky, Lull or Alleva Coppolo..... Long story short.... These American Deluxe basses are killer! The asymmetrical necks are great and the PU and active pre are amazing sounding and I haven't heard any 60 cycle hum. The fit and finish of the bass is very high quality. Better than the 5 2008+ American Standard P&J's I have owned as well as my 50th Anni American Jazz. In any case, this is likely a keeper. On par quality wise as any Sadowsky Metro I have played. I will post pics later but it is basically a 5 string "Geddy" with black PU. Pic added: It is the one on the right.