Fender Standard Jazz Bass * Series: Standard series * Body: Alder * Neck: Maple, modern C shape, tinted satin urethane finish * Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm) * Frets: 20 medium-jumbo frets * Pickups: 2 Standard Jazz bass single-coil pickups * Controls: Volume 1 (Neck), Volume 2 (Bridge), Master Tone * Bridge: Standard vintage style with single groove saddles * Machine heads: Standard * Hardware: Chrome * Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment * Scale length: 34" (864 mm) * Width at nut: 1-1/2" (38 mm) * Unique Features: Redesigned pickups, vintage-style Jazz Bass control knobs, * Fender transition logo * Strings: Fender Super Bass 7250ML, NPS * Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100 * Classic J Bass styling * Ash body * Natural finish * Rosewood fretboard * 2 single-coil pickups * Volume/volume/tone controls * Chromeplated hardware Can someone with some experience on these elaborate a little on the FSR. Musician's Friend reviews (equivalent to Youtube comments, in my opinion) seem to lean toward the FSR Jazz. I'm curious as to why the Swamp Ash FSR Fender Jazz bass costs $100.00 less than the standard. They seem to be the same instrument, besides the FSR's body is swamp ash. Does swamp ash cost less to manufacture than alder? And, how does the FSR compare to other instruments in the price range? Thanks all!