I'm new, so bear with me. Here's my problem: I want an American Jazz, but I want to explore other options, too. I'm not happy with the Precisions I've tried out, simply because I don't want a bright sound. I've been looking into Stingrays, and they're the best looking guitars I've seen, but I haven't heard or played them, and I won't buy a bass for looks alone. So if you guys could give me some recommendations, I would appreciate it. Any info on the Stingray's sound/playability would help, too. Also, I'm looking for a warm, midrange/low sound. What fingerboard woods would work best for this type of sound? Thanks for the help.