I am in need of some help decideing on a bass to buy. I am looking at either a Fender Highway One Jazz in sunburst or a Fender 60's classic series in sunburst. My problem in deciding lies here: The Hwy 1 is American made with a great bridge but I would want to change out the pickguard, and tint the neck and headstock. It also seems to have a better control panel (knobs), and upgraded graphite neck reinforcement. It also has the medium/jumbo frets. The 60's model is Mexican made, has "vintage" frets, but has the pickguard and tinted neck that I like already. My question is this - Is the Hwy 1 that much better since it is American made and has has upgrades or is all that hype that I would never notice. Also could someone explain the "vintage" frets thing to me. Also I am new enough to playing the bass that "feel" is subjective and I could learn to like anything. One last problem - I have also been looking at the Squier CV Jazz and love the look and feel. I have gone through my "starter" bass which was not that great and either of the above will be a huge improvement. I am a little worried about the longevity of the Squier as the new bass will hopefully be the bass that I keep and play for a long time. I am just hoping for some honest advice as I don't want to spend extra money if it's not worth it.