I've been reading about the MIM Fenders on this site, and just by coincidence, I found a fretless version at a pawn shop near me for $200. It sounds fine, plays fine. I may even be able to talk the shop into $170 cash. But I'm concerned about the body wood. It seems I read on one of these threads that some of the earlier MIMs were made of "multi-lam" wood. The thread I saw was too old (IMO) for me to have gotten a reply, so I didn't post in it. Maybe I should have. Is there a difference between what posters here refer to as "Multi-lam" and plywood? I have no problem with the usual 3 or 4 piece alder or poplar body, but I don't want a plywood bass, no matter whose name is on the headstock. The bass is black, and the finish is too smooth for me to be able to see evidence of plywood construction in the usual places like the tummy cut and forearm contour. My question is this: Did Fender (this is a MIM Fender, not a Squier) ever use plywood for any of their Jazz basses? I guess I could simply ask the shop to unscrew the control plate, but they're not really a guitar-knowledgeable place, and I suspect they'd refuse. Thanks in advance.