Played my first MIM jazz the other day, guitarist in my band owns an all white one, stock as a rock. WOW! What a bass! I expected this thing to be a somewhat 'clumsy' player, but this thing smoked! The neck feels absolutely amazing and it's as solid as a rock. The tone was sweet, very quiet no harsh hissing at all, could rake out a decent Marcus tone pretty effortlessly and also a great Jaco tone. What I was most impressed at was the easy of play. This thing played like a breeze, set up very nicely. The action was a perfect height my playing. I've been using a Fender MIA Deluxe P bass for about 2.5 years now, and I feel that I want to sell it for a MIM Jazz bass! I believe that the MIM basses live up to their more expensive MIA counterparts, at under half the price of their American buddies.