I am seriously considering purchasing a Fender MIM Jazz at a local pawnshop for $200 without a case. It has a serial number beginning with MN######## and has the stratocaster type numeral knobs. Basedon this I believe that it is a 1998 Mexijazz but cannot be sure. I wanted to get everyone's honest feedback about whether this would be a smart purchase and/or a good value. I have searched the threads but cannot seem to find much info in regards to the following questions: 1) Are the oilder MIM's like this one generally any good? 2) Do older MIM Jazz basses hold their value or do people prefer the more current MIM's? Any feedback about these basses would be appreciated. Thanks.