I have been a guitar player for 43 years... but I recently had an opportunity to join a band as a bass player. I had been looking at this particular bass for almost a year… I do some home recording and the look of the bass was absolutely beautiful… looked at several other models... Thought about an upper end unit... Kept coming back to this one. It was just gorgeous... Went ahead and decided to pull the trigger since I'm now actually needed a bass.
This guitar is just incredible. No I'm not going to say it's the equivalent of the fender Elite or any absurd claim like that... What I got for $350 was a classic jazz bass. That really looked fantastic. It felt fantastic in my hands. I have heard people complain about the neck on Squires being a little less comfortable. But this was just perfect... Jazz basses are built for comfort. They sit on your body very nicely. This guitar is quite light for a bass guitar. But it has the classic thump and snarl of any good MIM jazz bass. The Finish mine was flawless and I really love the bright highly detailed shell inlays and the vintage amber finish on the body it really gives it a classic and unique look. I always get compliments on it. And compliments on the sound as well... Set timer guitar player I did go ahead and reset up the bass for a much lower action. And was able to do so quite easily without any compromise and Buzz or tone. So not only does it look and sound good but it plays great. I'm completely happy with it... I may put better pickups in it one day. They do sometimes have the tiniest bit of microphonic Rumble at high volumes. Might switch to the fender noiseless at some point. But so far I'm playing it just fine right out of the box... Doing two shows a week and no complaints. My hat is off to Squire on this one ... home run in my book