Hi folks, I've been playing since 1979, and a friend of mine recently put a Squier parts bass together for me. I've been living lean these days, lost a couple nice instruments over the years and haven't been able to find anything quite as cool since... Anyway my friend fixes, finishes, modifies instruments and came up with this for me- To me the Jaguar shape is almost decidedly un-Fendery! For a bass anyway... and I kind of like it. It's a Squier II neck (Samick factory, Korea), which feels great! And the Vint/Modified Agathis body has a sharp, snappy finish. This one's not active, but has a set of Alnico V p/js in it. I don't think I'll go active, which feature this body is originally built around, tho it was an option when I was told about it. Still can be, but I like the "less is more" thing, so far, for this one. End o' story, it's a very sweet player. The neck is substantial but easy, the balance is almost invisible. As nice a player, and as killer sounding as any Fender I've played in recent years. And the black and Maple thing looks class. I'm very pleased with my Squier. Thanks for reading, nice to be here.