Clear gloss on ash jazz. Rosewood on maple neck. Gorgeous bass! (and it was actually a MIM, I checked). Had different pickups, though. From a side shot, the pole pieces looked like this: x X X x instead of x x x x like most other jazz pickups (especially cheaper ones). Basically, the pole pieces seemed to follow the curve of the strings better. Not sure what they were, but makes me wonder if they aren't actually better than the standard set. Anyone have any idea if there are any differences other than finish? Are the only differrences in the pickups the shape of the pole pieces?