ok, I've been a Les Paul guy for the last few years, but I've got the Jazzmaster itch. I need that neck pickup tone through a loud, clean, tube amp. beautiful cleans I'm just not sure which of the 3 options is the wisest. here are my priorities: * can't afford a '65 AV. that would be ideal, but as an Aussie, I'd be paying $2500+. need to go a cheaper option * I want good pickups: '65's, Antiquity II's or Novaks. I don't want P90's or anything with a high output. * proper Jazzmaster bridge, e.g. NOT a tune-a-matic. * proper tremolo arm. * I'm happy to pay for after-market pickups/tremolo/bridge.... its just the unknown upgrade factor vs a stock guitar that already has these things. my options so far: 1. J Mascis Squier. about $600 Australian, would need to spend another $450 for the Mastery hardware upgrades and a set of Antiquities / Novaks. seriously considering it, although the basswood vs alder body is an unknown quantity at this point 2. Road Worn. $1600 Australian. the pickups are great, the bridge I'm not sure about. 3. Jazzmaster Special. $1300. wrong bridge and the pickups are too hot. they can be swapped out, but at a cost, so its probably on par with the Road Worn. at this point I'm thinking the Road Worn is the best bet. I could add a Mastery bridge and be pretty content with this. unless there's something else I haven't considered?