I bought this bass and had it refinished by Bluesman Vintage. It was a fugly picnic-bench red stain, and I had them bring it back to the proper butterscotch.
Bass has a 12-54 Tadeo Gomez neck. This era body got the forearm and belly contours around that time, so I figure it's a 54 or 55. Pots look right, cap is replaced, knobs are right. Bridge has a super low serial number on it. Pickup looks like it was rewound in 84 - maybe by the factory? Has a typical repaired E-tuner crack that Bluesman made sure was stable. The original guard was gone when I got it, but she has a nice replacement on there now. Tugbar was gone. Covers are repros. Tuners are all original and functional but all are bent slightly.
She's not a museum quality piece by any stretch of the imagination, but she plays and sounds great, and let's face it - you just don't see these that often. When you do find a refin, it's $6500.
Given the tuners and the missing guard, I'm going to start this at $5600 with insured shipping included. I will entertain reasonable offers and serious trades - vintage basses only, please.... 2/17 dropping this to $5250 shipped.
Full set of pix here: http://s869.photobucket.com/albums/a...cpZZ1QQtppZZ24