So I've played a 70s MIM Jazz for most of my serious playing career (which isn't too long). I've had P-Bass GAS for a while (must have been that bean I had for supper). For budgetary reasons, I was limited to the Mexi standard P-Bass. I went to the local music shop in town and tried a few Mexican P-Basses, and decided to go for it. However, the store only had ones rosewood fretboards. For cosmetic reasons as well as interesting in seeing the difference, I wanted to go with a maple one, which they ordered. So it came today, and I'm in love. It's just a MIM Standard, sunburst with a white pg, but it was so impressed with how it came out of the box. The action was perfect, and everything from the finish to the neck to the tone is exactly what I wanted. Ive heard MIM's are a mixed bag, so I'm pretty excited to have gotten one that was a winner!