I would strongly recommend a 2001 or later MIM. If you can manage more like $400, you can probably find a MIM 60's Classic Jazz. These, especially the ones built the first year (2001?) are amazingly good quality. I have less warm feelings about the older MIM Standards, however, the MIM Standard Jazzes from 2004 and later seem generally quite good for the money—especially used. The bottom line is that the quality of MIM Fenders rose significantly after 2000, IMHO.