The search of a Jazz Bass for my friend continues (see http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/tell-me-more-about-fender-standard-jazz-bass-830050). I found a nice-looking MIJ Yamaha JB500R in the local classifieds. While not being Fender as my friend prefers, it looks pretty much like a Fender Jazz. Has anybody had any experience with this model? How would you rate it against Japanese Fenders in the same price range (was $500 brand new AFAIK).