My wife gave me an American Vintage Reissue '64 Jazz for my 60th birthday. The neck turned out to have a serious dead spot issue around the G of the low E which affected the other strings as well. A local Fender rep determined the neck should be replaced and ordered one from Fender. Fast forward 7 months I am finally going to get the new neck installed next week. The holdup was that the bass is discontinued and the exact neck with the matching Lake Placid Blue headstock is no longer available. So far this was frustrating, but it gets better. Fender finally told the local tech that the neck could not be replaced because the bass is discontinued. After a long email war with Fender over a month they finally agreed to send an AVRI 64 neck but it will be with natural finish on the headstock, that does not bother me too much all I want is my bass back. What bugs me is that you purchase an expensive almost $2k instrument (at least for my family's budget), it comes with a "limited lifetime warranty" but at one point in time the manufacturer would not honor the warranty because the item was discontinued. I guess that's the "limited" part of the warranty. Has anyone here run into issues like this with Fender or any other vendor? Thanks in advance for your feedback.