Just got this recently from Steve Barr @ Vintage Bass. I've been trying to find a jazz bass that's right for me for a good while. I wanted a quality instrument, but only need the jazz sound some of the time, so I didn't want to spend a huge amount of money on one. I've played a Lakland DJ 4 string a lot over the last couple of months, and love it. Great low action, nice fat low end from the Aero pickups and it didn't look too shabby either. But I really need a 5'er most of the time these days, so I ordered one of these from Steve. Here she is: DJ5 in Lake Placid Blue with Rosewood fretboard. I do love the finish on these basses, the sparkle is very slight and not overbearing like some other sparkle finishes I've seen. It has a great slap sound with both pickups on full, and a really nice finger tone when favoring the bridge pickup. The bass balances well and the neck is very comfortable.