I am looking to get my son a nice bass than what he has for Christmas. He has proven over the last 7 years he has been playing guitar and bass that it isn't a passing interest and will be a major part of his life moving forward (he is now 19). He currently has an Ibanez SDGR (Model: SRX 3 EXQM 1) which we picked up used for about half its original retail. He likes the Fender Jazz basses, but the ones I looked at were around $1500 and I believe were the made in USA models. Looking for recommendations on what maybe to get, maybe the MIM Fender Jazz? He likes the brighter sounding basses but also wants to go 5-string. Thanks for any input/opinions.