Well I'm taking offers on this bass as it seems its going to need more work than I can afford, it needs a better home!
Here's a bunch of pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/6546020...7638286025644/
Serial # 370
The known issues are of course the neck (its not physically loose, I've checked, but does seem to be a shoddy repair).
Other things I can see are:
bridge is warped, badly fitted, needs to go
soundpost is in cockeyed
top is slightly sunken under one bridge foot
crack in top ply near F hole (seems one ply deep)
endpin housing is original but rod is gone, now there's a dowel for temp usage
Overall I think the body is pretty good for the age, top and back are tight to sides all the way around, peghead and tuners are okay, no loose or missing braces etc inside.
Any other questions hit me up with a PM.
I'm really taking any offers, its possible I may just keep this one around if I can't get what I paid.
I've never shipped a bass before and I can't imagine its something I want to do. I'm in Maine but we can figure out a meeting place for pickup, thats best.