I absolutely love Jazz basses. I've had a bunch, and my current one is a Japanese Geddy Lee with EMGs and a bass extender key. The neck is the most comfortable and effortless to play of any Jazz I've ever laid my hands on and sounds fantastic. Everything you'd ever want in a Jazz Bass and more...much more...as in weight. It runs around 10 pounds which is murder on my upper back, even with a Comfort Strapp. Does anyone make a lighter weight Jazz for under $1000? I know the higher end builders can get as low as 7.5 lbs, even on a 5 string...but that will run you over $2000, which isn't in my budget. Just throwing it out there.