Take this for what it is worth- I have no agenda other than helping out fellow TBers. The current pricing of new American Fender's (and many others) is INSANE! How do I know? I just sold a NICE Fender American P-Bass- in great shape and I took a beating! Kid you not- if I had bought it at the new $1300 price it would have been a slaughter! And that was based on getting it on the lower price (slightly) of two years ago. I kept looking at the final Ebay price, and couldn't even believe it- it was at my entry price which was a great deal low. I am just here to help people smell the coffee- they are great basses, but just not anywhere near worth the current asking price based on resale value. I will always have at least one P-Bass but from here on out, but make mine a Mexi!