Just picked her up brand new last w/end. It's a 2004 MIA Jazz Deluxe V - Montego Black. I didnt like the stock Fender strings so Ive thrown on a set of DR Hi Beams and given it a set up, the neck is as straight, with just a smidgen of relief and she now plays beautifully. I also had to adjust the neck pickup height on the bass side as it was too low, it (the pickup had jammed under the pickguard and the adjustment screw didnt allow it to be raised). Funny how on a new bass straight out of the box you still have to tweak things, I'm surprised that Fender QC let it out like this to be honest, an easy fix though. Other than that she is a beaut. Love the active pre-amp, its so flexible. I've always been a bit anti Fender as I've had varying experiences quality wise over the years and stuck to more boutique brands. I must say that this bass is a different story, for the money it is excellent value, and I'm really very very pleased with it. Fender have got it right with this one and I would recommend it without question.