First time for a NEW bass(usually buy used) in a LONG time, LAST TIME FOR A NEW FENDER. Got it shipped to work so it arrived at lunch. First Impressions: Finish: excellent Frets: some sharp ends Setup: absolutely the worst ever, there was none. SX's and Brice's from Rondo Music(i.e. 5 string Jazz bass clone) KILL this Fender "new" and are normally setup perfect right out of the box. This GL looks like the truss rod was never even tightened, nice bow in neck, a ski jump for fleas and ants. Great job "MIM" folks. I put it in the gigbag at 12:45 today. It's still there and can stay there for a bit until I calm down(like by tomorrow). It REALLY SUX to pay $900 for a bass and have it arrive unplayable. Even the new cheapos off of eBay(MM clones, etc.) played better than this right out of the box. Even USED basses off of eBay arrive setup and playable, some perfectly. The last new bass here was a 2006 Gibson Thunderbird. It arrived setup perfectly. The finish was tacky and had imperfections BUT it was immediately playable without having to do a complete setup or...in case of a GL....take the neck off already. Fender: your setups for this bass are garbage Mr. Geddy Lee: Fender is making YOUR SIGNATURE BASS appear to be junk(except the neck feel) to first-time buyers. More later.