A month or so ago I bought a MIM fretless jazz bass from guitar center. I just couldn't get it to mwah and admit to becoming less than enchanted over the intonation issues. Playing Bach Sonata in G was a real problem for me. I go to Guitar Center tell them my problem, but that I was about a month past their published satisfaction guarantee and the saleman said bring in my bass back in when the manager was there and they'd try to work something out. I brought it back and they gave me full credit on a MIA Standard Fretted Jazz which I am very happy with. Great neck, smoother frets, and very hi fi sounding pickups. As far as I'm concerned they are a very stand up outfit! Now while I don't want to start a flame, the MIM was good for the price the MIA is also good for its price. I know I spent twice as much and agrueably it may not be twice as good as bass but I'm twice as happy!