For a while I've been planning to make my own passive Jazz copy out of USACG/Warmoth parts. A friend of mine recently told me though that I might want to save myself some trouble and buy an MIM Fender and hot-rod the thing. The MIM route is becoming more appealing to me, but I am still worried about wood quality and sound. Plus, it seems that the MIM's only come in Alder and part of me does want a Swamp Ash axe... But it would be cheaper because a lot of the physical finishing and drilling work would be done. What do you guys think?