For almost 25 years, I've always wanted a sunburst Jaguar but I keep chickening out because I'm just not a fan of those pickups. Somehow the idea of a Jazz Master never dawned on me until I heard one recently and decided to give it a try. Found one with a nice G&G case on eBay and timed it right with a 20% off coupon. Man, this guitar is huge. My only experience with offset guitars were early 60's Jag & DuoSonics. I knew the Jazzmaster wasn't a shortscale, but I admit, I was caught off guard. Took me a solid week to get used to the thing. I could see how a vintage neck radius might help playing this things, but the modern 9.5" radius feels fine. While the pickups are not bad by any stretch, they sound very similar to a standard Strat (not a bad thing). I'll play 'em for a while and eventually switch to something a little more classic Jazzmastery. I will say the Classic Players are solidly built. No problem setting the action & intonation. I'm not even getting any buzz at the saddle. While I think the traditional bridge and trem position looks cooler on the vintage JM's, there's no way I'd go through the hoops people suggest to get those things to play right. The finish isn't much thicker than the Poly on my American Deluxe Strat, although while the sunburst looks good, it's a little more orange than the vintage yellow burst I've seen on the older Jags I've seen. Still, it's nice to have and a totally different guitar than what I've been used to.