A small debate is being held at my house. One buddy claims that Fender made some jazz basses with a one piece pickguard and that this was around 1997, 1998 or 1999 and tha was the MIM series. Another buddy claims that MIM basses of that era were Squires, but that even most of those had the tone controls on a seperate plate. Please help us keep peace. Thanks, Wesley R.