I won't bore you with my own justification for why I want this thing.. I enjoy the bass. It has features I look for in a Jazz bass.. the only thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is the price. I live in a Rural community. In Northern Canada. 1300 for a brand, spanking new MM Jazz bass. IS that too much? They said they'd toss in a hard shell and keep the gig bag. Should it be that much?