The thing that inspired me to buy this guitar was seeing Chris Stapleton play one when we saw him live in Dallas. Of course he had the real deal, but I am in the budget range for the Squier version. In all my 50 years of playing I've never had a Jazzmaster, and now I have one. Man the tones are great! It's also comfortable to strap on and has some cool features that I'm still learning. The guy who I talked to on the phone at Sam Ash Direct was very helpful and gave me a sweet deal. I would recommend this guitar to anyone.