The Squire / Fender vintage modified Jazz bass is the best bass you will find hanging on the wall at your local or online music shop...PERIOD.
Fit and finish is Excellent , out of the box , both of mine had decent , standard playable action . neck releif was spot on and minor adustments to string height was made , intonation adjusted and BANG!! This is one very serious bass ! All the killer punch and grunt ...deep Fender..mi mean squire jazz is known for ...around the world . If you cant get past the not having a little FENDER decal on the headstock then dig deeper into your pocket ..just dont expect much more , if anything !
Remember ..Fender did not just let some Dude in Indonesia start banging out bass guitars ...Fender setup the facility , trained and transfered employees to build the same bass with less expensive labor.
Get past the geographic origin of were the Squire Vintage Modified Jazz and i promise you will have a bass that will take you all the way from being a newbie to your first gig !
Side by side at a local well know guitar store ..we blind folded three bass players and had them play a Fender U.S.A. AND Squire Indonesia Jazz. nobody could tell what was what ! One of the participants was 100% oobnoxious about what was what ...he was wrong !
Simply put..cant not be beaten for the price ...spend two-three times as much and your still voinv to have a hard time beating it .
Yes ..it is that kind of amazing !