I have one of the Fender Jazz basses and it is a phenomenal bass. Mine is black with a white pick guard and a maple neck. The C-shaped neck holds perfectly in your hand and makes playing it so easy. The pickups leave a little bit to be desired but when you get used to them, they are wonderful. I play mine through a Peavy Combo cabinet and it is perfect for everything from the Beatles to Pantera. Mine came to me used by a jazz musician so it had some wear and came equipped with an ashtray pickup cover and bridge cover. I took those off for convenience of changing strings but still have them. Overall a great bass at a great price.