I got this bass used on MF website and to my surprise the bass looks brand new with no scuffs, no dings and PG plastic still on it. It's just a normal Squier Affinity V with Black/Rosewood. So yeah, the bass arrived yesterday and here's a run down on what's up with this instrument.. Finish/Fit/Weight The finish wasn't bad at all for a squier and it is easily comparable to a MIM Jazz finish. The neck finish is to die for, it's really smooth and buttery. The neck joint is really tight and the frets have no sharp ends. So for fit it's a thumbs up too! The weight is not bad at all I would guess 9-10lbs. Electronics I though this one would be a real disaster but I was completely wrong. The bridge pickup is really good on this bass. The neck pickup on the other hand is I would say what you will expect on a squier. The tone is mushy, muddy and no definition at all. I have trouble with the string to string volume balance at first but nothing a screwdriver can't fix! The B string is great. Every note is solid up and down the neck. It seems like it is grounded properly too.. Hardware Tuners holds up tuning really well. I slapped as hard as I could and the tuning almost didn't budge at all. The bridge is a cheap bent bridge. Playability The first thing I noticed the first time I hold the bass is the set up. It was really low action and the neck has little relief.(ohh boy!) Tried some runs and I know something is wrong right away. All the strings was floppy so I checked the tuning and everything is way below standard tuning(stupid me for not tuning before playing). After that a huge game changer hit me. I didn't expect anything great from a Squier but this thing plays like a dream. Really low action, no buzz, and the neck is really comfortable. The B string tension is OK. Not so floppy, not so tight but that's coming from a person who plays between light and medium touch. Overall Coming from playing EBMM's, Sadowsky's, Dingwall's and Lakland's basses. I would say Squier is doing it right, for the money I paid for it. I'm really impressed! Though there are some issues with the neck pickup being lousy I would still highly recommend it but as always it is a Squier there are lemons out there and we never know I might just got really lucky. I'm planning on refinishing the bass this summer/spring. It would be fiesta red w/ matching headstock.