I'm looking to buy a new bass. Right now I am playing a really old Squier Precision, and it's having issues. So I want to buy a Fender jazz bass. It seems like if you buy a Fender to last, you should buy American made. I have thought of something though. One thing I don't like about the US made ones compared to the MIM's is that the neck isn't sharp, they roll over it or something and sand and level the frets. I don't think the Mexicans have that, also the electronics and pickups are different. So a Fender Mexican runs up to around 1000, and the Americans are at least 1000. What if I buy a Mexican jazz bass, and go through and replace the wiring, buy new nicer pickups, a Fender bridge, and go get the frets leveled and sanded. Would that be cheaper than buying US made? How would it sound compared to a US made jazz bass? Also, I read that the US Fenders have the neck edges rolled over or something so the edge isn't so sharp, can you get that done? If I do this, around how much will this cost me? Would it just be cheaper to go American made?