It's thirty seven years since I last played a bass. After my recent heart attack, (aged 60), I decided, What the hell and went out to buy a new instrument It feels good to be playing again after thirty plus years BUT.......In my day there were Fender Guitars made in the USA....today? Mexico Japan etc not to mention a huge variety of copies. All very confusing to an old man like me. On way to a very expensive music shop I stopped at a second hand shop and found in a corner there a Fender fretless Jazz bass. When I was 16 I would have sold my soul for one of these and so I happily paid £150 for the beast. I love it! The thing is, it's Mexican. Now I dont mind that, it plays beautifully but I am curious. So please, can someone more current in these matters, (ie just about every one else out there), tell me. Did I pay a fair price? Did I get a bargain? Was I ripped off? I just want to know. Also in my day the Jazz bass was not often seen and I don't remember ever seeing a fretless one. Is my bass unusual today or as common as pebbles on a beach? And while you are thinking about it the serial number is MZL 112581. Can anyone give me an idea on how old it is? Finaly......I now live in Moscow. Any Russian or expats out there want to get in touch and meet up?