Originally Posted by D Bopp
May be a 63 stripped body, but the neck is from the 70s.
oh yes on the stripped body
neck is original, decal is not... Short history of the bass:
Dad bought it in 1966 it was factory fiesta red, the drummer he was playing with in 1970 convinced him to change it to cream to match their band outfits etc...
then in 1979-80 he took it to the only authorized guy in Australia (Merv Cargill) to have fender decals (apparently bought from Leo) and strip it back to natural redo the whole thing in Vintage Nitro and fix the decal that was painted white
by hand as you see in the pic... the end result with a custom black pickguard is in the first pic, all electronics, wiring, pickups, frets are original... only the finish was changed... My dad gave it to me on my 30th, as I play bass too... I'm never going to sell it, so the value is purely academic until either I'm too old to play or have no one to pass it on to
edit: Oh and he played it 3 nights a week for 20 years... so the neck and frets have amazing mojo
I also have the original case, pickguard, thumb rest, strap and both covers... Attachment 317270