I've been looking into buying a new bass (as we all have), and I've narrowed it down to a fretless jazz bass. I've never owned a fretless or a J style body, and I think it will give me some fresh sounds. I don't want to spend anything excessive in case I end up not liking it (maybe less than $700). The two models that I am most interested in are the 90s (60s reissue) Fender MIJ Jazz Bass and the new Sire V7 2nd Gen. Of course there are many points to compare: ebony v rosewood, lined v unlined, passive v active, new v old, etc. Considering the Fender because: 1. It's a Fender... I'm a big fan 2. Passive, I don't really desire the preamp 3. Rosewood, I love deep, round, warm tone 4. Unlined, the fingerboard is beautiful Considering the Sire because: 1. Can order a new model for the price of a 20+ year old Fender 2. Binding and rolled neck/fingerboard, heard it feels great 3. Alder body, not sure what Fender Japan was using at the time 4. New colors! I love the Burgundy and even the Lake Placid Blue I know there are many other things to consider such as weight, hardware, pickups, nut material, etc. I've read great things about both basses. I'm just looking for some more opinions from owners and players. Also I'm open to suggestions of other models (maybe even fretted jazz basses). I'll include a poll for fun. Thanks for reading!