So about 4 years ago my son raided the collection and took my AVRI 62 Jazz bass off my hands, since then I have been without one. My Zeppelin tribute is about to launch so I figured I better get a Jazz. I bought a Demo from Sweetwater for $1600, with free overnight shipping. My immediate reaction is I like it, well built, nice wood selection on the two piece body. The rosewood fingerboard is a little bland compared to the AVRI 62 and the profile is much more 70's like than than AVRI 62, that's ok I like the fuller feel of the neck. The dot inlays don't look like "clay" and are quite a bit darker, not a negative just pointing out differences. One othe big difference is the pickups the 62 came with vintage tall pole piece units, the American Original has flat flush pole pieces, they are supposed to be '64 spec. I'll be taking the bass to rehearsal next week and I'll report back. Overall I am very pleased, I did a setup and got the action nice and low, always a acid test for me.