This is really a great guitar. If you are someone who is searching for a unique sound but likes the feel and vibe of a Fender this may be the guitar for you. It feels like a classic Fender and it does sound like one, but at the same time it... Doesn't. The configuration is similar to an HSS strat but the pickups are very different, and while they are Tele style pickups this doesn't sound like a Tele either. It's definitely it's own animal and I'm stunned that it took this long for Fender to make a guitar with the Jazz bass shape. It's super comfortable and light, not to mention well balanced. The controls are laid out well and even though it's not quite as familiar feeling as a strat it's very comfortable. I highly recommend one of these as they are incredible bang for the buck and they have the added advantage of being a little different than the usual.