Several years back a co-worker needed some money and asked me to buy his Jazz Bass (Mex) it was Black with White Guard and Rosewood/maple neck... it lived in a Gig Bag for a long time then when I had my house fire, the smoke leaked through the gig bag and stained the headstock a little bit and the white pick guard.
I never liked the look of it and when I moved I decided to display all my guitars and basses. Hung it up on the wall and it was quite plain... I decided to give it a facelift.
No intent to deceive anyone as to what it is but I wanted the LOOK. the SN and info is still on the headstock.
I didn't age any of the hardware used.
So I swapped on a Tortoise Pick guard.
Pickup Cover, Bridge Cover, and a maple tugbar...
Now it POPS!...