Got lucky enough to get my hands on a used Hofner bass (I think it's a Vintage 64? Could use some help here.) I'm new to the bass world, as I'm actually a guitar player, but a friend of an uncle of mine owed him some money, so hey payed him with the bass.
After some crazy traveling, I finally got it, and though I'm really happy of getting a Hofner bass, there are some things that disappointed me.
It's painted. Awfully. The cover, the head and the neck are completely black (Not to mention the name), ruining the beauty of it. He even painted the control panel! Is there any way of getting the original color back? The pickguard is sadly gone as well, can they be obtained separately?
Any tips for a begging bass player are also appreciated. Thanks in advance!