Well, it's a body- you don't have to really test it as it has no parts, so it will work (unless of course the wood's split etc)
What I would do is a complete refinish- perhaps if you have a good friend who's an artist, they can use it as a canvas and do something with it. I've seen some fantastic custom art work on guitars and basses.. Next, re-sand the bass and have your better artist friend do a better job of painting it.
Now, coat the bass in acrylic and invest in a good neck, pickups etc.
Take a look at this bass.
Last edited by Maxdusty : 01-30-2014 at 11:30 PM.