I know this bass looks gaudy, but it is put together better than any other Fender, especially passive, than I can think of. The fret work is perfect. The neck reminds me Music Man in terms of the finish. The bridge, tuners, all hardware is perfect. The pickups are outstanding. This bass has the best bridge pickup I have heard ever. The output of the bridge pickup is head and shoulders over the bridge pickup of my beloved DJ5. To be clear, I am not in the market for this bass, but anyone who wants a Seventies style Fender Jazz should give this bass a long, hard look if you can afford the $1,999 price tag.