I can't make up my mind on a Fender CS Jazz bass or a USA 44-60..I want a Fender. Originally I wanted something from the mod shop, but the horror stories of Fender's QC is alarming. From strings not lining up to the pole pieces, poorly routed neck pockets, and fretboards on CS basses that have a ski ramp at the end and need to have the frets removed and be re-sanded. But the brand is classic. Lakland have great reviews, but to me they're synonymous with that geek from Papa Roach. The difference is about $1500, and an up to a 2 year wait. I've been playing an LTD B series, with upgraded pups and preamp since 2003.Thats been my only bass. Before that I played a Fender lyte for 7 or 8 years. So whatever I decide to get next I intend to keep for a very long time. In 1960 a Fender Jazz bass was $240. With inflation that's $1700 in today's dollars.