My band had a photo shoot yesterday and I neglected to bring an axe, what with all the costume changes and whatnot- so I rented what appeared to be an MIM Fender lined fretless 4 string jazz from the practice space for the afternoon. Underwhelmed. Neck pickup soloed gave me what I wanted- bridge pickup was weak, even the tone pot maxed was about half output of whatever my Certainbass 5 has in it for a potentiometer. Rosewood fingerboard was good as was the neck in general. Best feature of the bass. The bass seemed to be based on a 62 or 63 RI due to the strap button on the back of the headstock and the lack of country of origin anywhere on the headstock- which seems silly for a factory lined fretless (but what do I know lol!). All in all I will stick to 5 string FSOs. Guess I have to play a "real" Fender once every decade to "keep it real"