my $.02: I own three American Standard Fenders. I like classic tones. When I started seriously looking at having a "dream bass" built, I thought about Fender CS...Not for very long though. It was always going to be a Jazz bass, but what would a Fender CS do for me that my beloved Standards don't? Yes, I could've gotten an active CS Jazz bass with a figured top and quartersawn neck...But it still would've been a Fender, and to justify spending that much money, it needed to be very different. Different body (chambered), different neck profile, totally different pickups, different preamp, etc. I found that with Sadowsky. Four months to go!