You guys are awesome.
I have a CIJ Jaguar bass neck, as well as a Squier VM 77 Jazz, and now that I know what to look for, comparing things like ferrules I can see the differences. The ferrules on the Craigslist bass sure look like the larger Squier type. The truss adjusters are the same on my two necks so far as I can tell though. What's a bi-flex adjuster?
The seller's asking $300, but dropped to $250 due to the lack of serial number and doubt about the decal. I don't think it's worth even that if it's a Squier neck on some unknown body. I'm trying to talk him into taking the neck off to check for stamps and stickers.
If I figure right, a true vintage 70s neck would have the truss adjuster at the heel. A reissue would have a bullet type at the headstock. Is that right? Also, vintage could be either three or four bolt, while reissue are all three bolt?
I don't want to get ripped off, and I don't want to rip him off if it's something valuable. It's better to know. At any rate, it's fascinating learning what you can conclude just from little details like these.