Well, it was one of those serendipitous days...I spent the morning helping a friend move, then helped my mom with a few things and came home to rest. I opened up the laptop and went on kijiji and found this very cool short scale bass. I have loved these for years but never had the cash for a Fender and never see the Squier's come up used, ever. When I saw this one and it was local I called right away and was lucky enough to score it. Good karma I guess...lol. It has hardly been played and is in excellent shape. I promptly threw on a set of flatwounds and couldn't be happier. Such a great sounding and easy playing bass. Now I just need to put a competition stripe on it. Have these models been discontinued?