Must. Stop. Looking. At. Classifieds.
Ok, so I told myself this P was a true keeper. It has the nicest 1-piece maple neck I have had the pleasure of playing. I have owned a lot of Ps (including Fender CS, MIJ E series, SQ Squiers, Skyline 4464, etc) and the neck on this one may be the best of the lot.
I'm nuts for even considering letting this one go... but lately I keep running into some special instruments. I just scored a 1980 hog/ebony wunkay that might fill my P slot; obviously not the same, but in the neighborhood and more versatile (I've been missing my wunkay!).
May be looking at a rare instrument locally this week. If it calls to me, I'll probably need the space and $... Hence the feeler.
The JV is a 57 reissue; all original except a red tort guard (really sets it off nicely!), babicz full contact bridge, and one matching replacement tuner (reverse hip shot); original bridge and tuner included. Pics show dunlop straplocks, but have original buttons too.
Japanese pickups sound great. Thin neck, low action, killer playability ... I haven't dared touch the setup as it arrived dialed in perfectly! And the bass weighs under 8 lbs!!
Given condition, quality, and rarity, let's say $745 OBO. Hi res pics here.