TB'ers please give your opinion on this. My keyboard player's dad wants to sell me his American Deluxe Jazz. It's a 98 or 99 and virtually unplayed- not a mark on it. It basically sat in its case. It needed a fair bit of work by my local repair guy to straighten the neck out. I got it last night and played for several hours. It sounds awesome and is a real looker as well- transparent ivory, tort pickguard, very light colored rosewood board. I had a lot of mojo with the bass. My concern is the neck pocket. On the E string side of the neck where it joins the body the gap is big enough to fit a credit card in. The bass sustains extremely well, so is the gap itself enough of a factor to reject the bass?