I was very surprised about a lot of things about this bass. One was the CAR finish, very sparkly and very nice. What I also like cosmetically was the chrome knobs and the 3 ply pickguard. I never got to plug it in (look below) but it felt very nice. My only complaint was the setup, serious buzzing going on, and the action wasnt even low, either a few high frets or a weird truss rod. I played it at a Mars Music in an outdoor mall thing, and there were about 4 12 year olds playing various bassing through nice amps. It was obvious they didnt know what to do, and they were bassically playing open nots chords at a very high volume, not only that, but they were using the only 2 chords in the area. After about 5 minutes of playing the jazz, I complained to a worker and left. Everyone should check out the new Squier Jazzes, they are very nice indeed.