Well guys, after playing three of these things I can no longer resist, I'm going to get the Fiesta Red Jazz. The feel, tone and look of this bass is just what I need to get me to play more. As far as the relic thing goes, hey, it's a personal thing so let's not get all fired up about that. And the made in Mexico thing has become a positive as my current go to Jazz was made there as well. I don't play out enough and don't think I will live long enough to even begin to put any real wear on poly finished bass, it's just too strong. The main thing is that I have not bought a new bass in seven years and I need a little inspiration to play more and I have found it. So call me a cheater if you will but I won't hear you because I'll be practicing. Peace!