A few months ago I did some work on guys '64 white Fender Jazz and really got GAS for a 4-string Fender. It's been 24 years since I owned a Fender (yeah I'm showing my age!)and it really brought back some good memories of the early Fenders I played. I started looking into some of the various Jazz basses (man there's a lot of them!) and decided that the MIM Deluxe Jazz would best suit my needs. Mainly because it has an Alder body and the US electronics and P/U's. I recently found a good deal on a used MIM Deluxe on Bassgear.com and made the plunge. It really set-up great and is a blast to play! I can't imagine a USA model sounding or playing any better.