I found a deal on a MIJ E series P Bass that I couldn't pass up. I absolutely love it! I do have a couple questions, however.
I did some research and I believe it is a 57 Reissue. The neck stamped PB-557, and the neck pocket on the body is PB-562 (I believe, it's been a few days since I had the neck off). Is this correct, or am I way off?
Next, I know it is an E Series, which would date it between 1984-1987. Is there any way to narrow that down to a specific year?
Finally, does anyone know the colors of those instruments for those years (1984-1987)? I admit I am very ignorant with vintage instruments and their reissues, so I do not know if this is the original color or a refinished color. If it is not correct, I may be interested in pursuing a refinish to a period-correct color.
I did do quite a bit of searching for these questions, both on the Internet in general on TalkBass.com, however I couldn't find anything. Apologies if I missed something in my searching.
Thanks for your help!