Why would this be the best bass you could buy for 2K? Because you're buying the flagship bass from probably the the longest running, most produced most played most recorded and heard bass on the planet. Fender has been making and perfecting the bass for over sixty years and this bass shows it. You can spend a lot more for a bass but I don't think your going to get much better than a Fender Ultra Jazz Bass. This bass begs to be played. It PLays great sounds great and feels great in your hands hard to put down.