I have a '98 MIA Fender Jazz with a J-Retro preamp installed. You can see from the pictures that it is sage green metallic in color and that I've replaced the original w/b/w pickguard with a w/b/w/black pearl pickguard which suits the body color better. The bass is in excellent shape with only one small ding and a few small scratches. The ding is about 3mm long (more of a dent) and is on the upper part of the edge of the bass. When you are playing and look down you see it. The scratches are small and are on the same upper edge of the bass. Everything else is mint about this bass! The bass sounds great and the J-Retro allows a multitude of tones, and a passive option where you can have both pups on or just the bridge and then adjust the tone with your amp. The bridge is string-thru. I've installed Dunlop straplocks. I will ship it in a HSC. I'm just finding that Jazz Bass isn't the sound I want. I would trade for another 4-string active preamp bass, preferrably neck-thru, and with soap bar pickups. The bass, even with the ding/scratches is easily worth $699 and J-Retro's sell for $300 new. I've had my eye on upper level Ibanez SR's or anything smaller and sleeker than the Jazz body, but will consider most trades. I've attached two pics of the bass - if you need more please ask. Thanks!