I just acquired a used 2010 Squire CV 60's Jazz and have been completely blown out of the water by how genuinely awesome this bass is. In build quality, playability, and yes tone, it is really difficult to find any real difference. I also have a 2013 American Standard Jazz. Both bass's are strung with roundwounds, Rotosound SS on the Am Standard, unknown on the CV. With the dials set identical there is virtually no difference, maybe a hair more "ring" or Growl on the Am standard. I took the callipers to the neck at the nut and heel, and the body on the horn and by the rear strap button, near identical dimensions. The frets are slightly smaller on the CV. Again just blown away at the quality of the Squire. Plus, I got it for a steal at $250.00 CDN, with a fender branded gig bag AND not a scuff, ding, or scratch on it. WOW. Homerun product out of China.