So the day has finally come. I've been working my ass off all summer and during my gap year, far too many hours to even stay awake all day, but I can finally afford a Fender. So far, all I've owned is a Korean Squier and an extremely old Japanese lawsuit hollowbody, both at least fourth-hand. Both are awesome, got me into bass playing and I'll never get rid of them, but I want a real workhorse for gigging and studio stuff. A genuine Fender Jazz seems like a solid bet. I don't want an MIA, but I don't really want a MIM either. I'm looking for consistency over all else. From what I understand, a used vintage MIJ is the best bet for the best price. Plus I have great experiences with Japanese instruments. I've got my eyes on a couple deals on Reverb. The one I like the most is a MIJ 1995 '75 Vintage Reissue in natural finish. It looks solid, it's in great shape, and goes for a little over $1,000. I don't really know the value of a bass like that. Could anyone give me pointers, what to look out for, buy or pass, what do I do? Thanks!