The American Standard Jazz Bass® is the same sleekly versatile, best-selling instrument it has always been, and it's now upgraded with Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups and a striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option. It's the latest incarnation of our timeless, must-have bass hit, and it now sings, snarls, grooves and growls more powerfully than ever. Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv7pnVxDm9cmore
I have found the Jazz Bass to be very well built, playable right out of the box but really shines with some setup. Beautiful sound and tons of control with the pots. You can dial in a smooth Motown sound or a hard hitting classic rock all the way up to a hi-fi modern sound. The Jazz Bass is my go-to bass for any venue because I know that it can play any sound out there.