I only got serious about bass about 2 years ago so I had never actually played a Fender bass before. But today I tried out a made in Mexico Fender. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender/Special-Edition-Deluxe-PJ-Bass.gc Unimpressed! Strings too far away from the fretboard. Neck too thick, but then I'm used to my Ibanez. For $800 I would expect much better. I tried out a $1,500 Fender. That was a little better but still the strings were too far from the fretboard.