Squier ... so certainly manufactured in the U.S. or in Mexico.
The Jazz Bass neck is rather thin so very comfortable. Here before I had a Musicman SUB with a much larger set, everything is on the level of preferences, depending on the style, tastes and blah and blah. Personal I prefer to slap the MM humbucker with a single side easel was plenty of room for SLAPER but the sound of a Jazz Bass remains legendary!
For my part I was looking for a low JB southpaw and cheap to customize. I am right handed so I made the mods to switch to right-handed. Here and there the fact! J'me take for Jimi Hendrix bass ^ ^
This is certainly not the microphones 200 € each but they are still excellent sound. With the tone at zero we have a very round sound. You can really do whatever you want with the tone, whether zero, halfway or completely. To pick it is rock!
In short it is a low pass over (or not ... here remains to be seen for the metal)
For the Chinese it's really not bad.
It's been 10 years that I am the bass, I could have paid me U.S. lowest since the time but to make mods galore my favorite from this model and finally it sounds great and I like it very much playing comfort