I scooped this up before flying out to Cupertino for my job for 3 weeks...I didn't want to go 3 weeks without touching a bass and I didn't want to sweat paying to fly with one of my more expensive basses. I also didn't want to risk getting hassled at the gate if I decided to try and carry it on, since my company paid for the trip and I figured it would look kinda bad if something happened! So I had it shipped out to my hotel room and right before I leave, I will ship it back to myself. I guess it's kinda ridiculous, but I'd been thinking of getting a cheaper Fender Jazz anyway. I have a 1977 Fender Jazz and sometimes I don't really feel like taking the $2000 vintage bass out for a gig but the Music Man doesn't necessarily suit either. So I figured, if I'm gonna spend $100 or so on round-trip shipping, I might as well get something for it. I paid about $275 for the bass and with shipping it came to just under $350. The finish is antique white and I asked for a tortoise-shell pick guard for Christmas to soup it up a bit. The pickups seem to be stock, I did not see any logo and they looked like they came with the bass... to me, they sound good, a little more thump/low end than my '77 actually. I had to adjust the neck a little bit and it still could use a more thorough setup. It's also a tiny bit heavier than I expected but that's okay. I'm not sure what type of wood the body is made of. I have to say, overall, I'm actually pretty happy with it and I feel like I got a pretty decent deal. I think it'll make a good "backup bass" and it'll be nice when I want to give my shoulder a break but still get the Fender Jazz tone. It has the 10-hole 3-ply (I think??) two piece pick guard with the metal plate over the electronics. If I didn't know it was a Mexican-made bass, I might not have guessed. I'm sure if I put it next to a contemporary American model I might notice/hear differences in tone or craftsmanship, but other than that, you could've fooled me!