CIJ Jazz RI or Amer.Series Jazz. I have a good idea of the pros and cons of each bass. Buy it doesn't make the final conclusion any easier. What do the bass brothers here say? Amer.Series Jazz- Better hardware(tuners,bridge) Better resale value in future but I generally don't buy basses with this in mind. Rerods in neck but that isn't that big a deal to me.Made in USA. String thru. CIJ Jazz Reissue-Vintage looks done really well. Bridge and tuners a little subpar but definately serviceable or change able.Great looking finish,comes with tort.pickguard, U.S. pickups come in it. tough to use the warrenty if a problem arises if you got to ship it back to Japan. But they have GREAT build quality !