Ocala Guitar Center. Maple neck, standard Jazz specs, cheap rounds, through body, black with white pickguard (what's up with Fender and all their white pickguards?) through a new release of small Acoustic 100w amps. The amp was impressive for $250. The Jazz is very bright but the E string just didn't get it. They want near $1500 for this thing and I tested a G&L JB last week for $200 more and they're similar yet so far away. While there played an Ibanez SR5-505 or something like that and I had a terrible time with it. I'm sure it needed adjustments but it was not a pleasant instrument to try to play. I realized I have no facility for 5 strings, at least this one. Didn't like the sound. Maybe the battery was dying but I couldn't tell much in the sound from messing with the knobs and toggle switch. The bass sounded lifeless compared to the Fender. $700 for that. I walked away thinking Fender has lost its mind while G&L is a very focused company, and to my amateur and unskilled ears and hands the G&L was much beefier, lending itself to more sound, fantastic articulation. Comments?