Bear with me I have to attach photo's because trying to upload pics to photobucket keeps crashing my laptop. I haven't had an NBD in a long time. I had a brief affair with an import G&L JB-2 but traded it for a preamp. It was a nice bass,..but just wasn't for me. Other than that this is the only bass that I've bought in 10 years. I've been so satisfied with my Warwick Thumb BO 5er that I didn't think it needed a stable mate. I originally went to the shop to seek out some FX which I didn't really find anything I wanted,...and overpriced Phase 90. I will note that as I passed the window I saw the outline of the back side of the familiar Fender Headstock with a hang tag that said $299. I didn't think much of it and pitstopped at the effects counter. After deciding there wasn't anything I had to have I looked at the usual assortment of S101 toys and beat up old corts and starter Ibby's and ESPs When I came across the Bass that I figure for an overpriced Korean/Indonesian Squier. As soon as I saw the patina and the font of the "Jazz Bass" I new it had to be different.