After an awful spring where the absolute low point was the death of my father I felt I needed a little cheering up. My father left me a substantial sum of money and as almost all my old guitar heroes played a jazzmaster I decided to get one. I briefly owned a Squier JM Jazzmaster a couple of years ago and I have missed it since it was traded for an amp. I got my av '65 jm about a month ago and I can honestly say that if there's a guitar that will dethrone my av '64 tele as my #1 it's this one. Workmanship is flawless. Actually better than on my '64 Tele. Pick ups sound awesome and the trem is the best there is. I feel very privileged to own two of Fenders best current production guitars.