I know, this has probably been discussed before. But, just once again please, if'n yas don't mind: Well now, just saw this on the Fender website. So, they finally call this a "P" Bass. What it was originally was a Jazz Bass Special in the mid-'80s. I have a black one that cost $475 new at a local shop. Now, this one is at $1249.99 MSRP, and can be had for $999.99 at most retail sites. What a difference. But, it ain't really the same as the old ones. One question I have: is it still made in Japan? Can't tell by the photo. But, mine is, and it is one GREAT bass. Anything I've ever read about the old Japanese Fenders says the same about their quality. Oh, and it retains the TBX tone circuit in the new one, a nice touch, and the painted headstock (not one of my favorite touches, actually). But, they blew it on the neck shape and radius, IMO. Mine has a 7-1/4" radius and a slightly "D" shape with low frets. The new one is the modern "C" shape with a 9-1/2" radius and medium jumbo frets. I like the old specs better, for me, that is. I find it amusing that you can still buy an old Jazz Bass Special NEW for a grand---well, sort of. There are many other originals out there for much less, though, and in a variety of colors. Today, Fender offers this one only in "White Pearl." Tell the truth, I wish mine were not black (black body, headstock, tuners, bridge, knobs, pickup covers---all black, except for the back of the neck---sheez, I can never wear a black shirt with it, lol). But, I tell ya what, I usually choose it to play over my 2001 American Series Jazz Bass because it has that Precision sound with the front pickup. I just love that. I love my Jazz sound, too, but lately I've been playing the old Special a lot. Anyway, just had to talk about it. Anyone else?