Super Nice Bass!
I really, really love this Road Worn Jazz Bass. This is probably the best bass that Fender makes at its plant in Mexico. I also own Fender's Marcus Miller J Bass and Mustang Bass from the Japanese plant, a T-Bucket Acoustic Bass from the plant in China, and an American Deluxe Dimension 5 string.
I was interested in the Road Worn Jazz because of its reported noticeably lighter weight than my Marcus Miller J Bass, and also the good reviews it got for its vintage vibe in both feel and sound.
And after owning it for a couple of weeks, my professional opinion is that this is a truly great bass. In fact, this bass is becoming my main everyday bass.
As advertised, it comes nicely aged, with a smooth and well-played feel. But I did take off a 1/2 point, because the frets on the treble side of the neck all needed filing to make them as smooth as my other Fenders, and I also upgraded the pickups from the included "Vintage Style" pickups to the real deal, the "Fender Pure Vintage '64 Jazz Bass Pickups". I did this not because there was anything wrong with the stock pickups, but simply because I already absolutely love those Pure Vintage 64's, (they were on sale for 50% off!) and wanted this bass to have the best vintage vibe it could, without costing the $3,700 of an NOS Custom shop relic.
In terms of bang for your buck, you really can't go wrong here, unless the "Made in Mexico" decal on the back of the neck is going to bother you. But really, please don't let it. I know so many guys who've made their whole living playing MIM basses and just keep cashing the checks.
This is a super nice bass.