Today was an unexpected NBD! I was just looking around, searching the want ads here on TB, Craigslist, and also calling around to a few shops seeing what they had in stock. I was looking for a Classic 50's or a Road Worn Precision, but kept coming up empty handed, as nobody near me had either in stock, and nobody was really budging on the price of a new RW. Then I remembered a fellow TB'er who I spoke to recently that had a Classic 50's for sale, so I PM'd him, he still had it, so I drove up from San Diego to OC and picked her up! She's a 2-tone Sunburst, with a 2-piece body. Feels pretty light at 8.8 lbs compared to my exactly 10 lb. '76 Precision. And it also has the obviously wider nut width (1.75" for the 50's vs. 1.625 for the '76), and both have a 7.25" fretboard radius. I would have to say I almost prefer the chunkiness of the 50's neck over the '76, but that's not to say I don't like the '76. And going back and forth between the two isn't even a concern. The difference is noticeable, but not in a way that causes any problems. I have average size hands and feel fine on both necks. What I notice isn't even as much of the difference in nut width, but more the difference in thickness/chunkiness of the two necks. The bass plays REALLY nice, set up was perfect and I didn't need to tweak anything on it. I have my '76 P set up pretty much close to Fender factory specs, and the 50's P was spot on as well, with maybe SLIGHTLY lower action than my '76. Fit and finish is really nice. I could care less about the whole nitro vs. poly debate. The bass looks sweet, the neck joint is super tight with no gaps. Overall really nice looking! So how does it sound? Well, all I have to compare it to is my '76 P, and to be honest, the '76 sounds better. Don't get me wrong, the 50's sounds good. It's very punchy, a bit brighter with less low end than the '76. In all honesty though I think my '76 is a monster! When you strike a string the whole thing just resonates and vibrates like no other guitar or bass I've played! But the 50's also has a maple board as opposed to rosewood, and the pickups are different. (The 50's has whatever comes stock in it, and the '76 has a '62 'Original' RI pup). Both basses have the same exact bridge on them, and the '76 is strung with Chromes 45-100, and I don't know what's on the 50's. LaBellas possibly? Seems like similar gauge with black silk at the string ends. This is not a bad thing, since what's the point of having two basses that sound the same? I will also be installing the covers and tug bar on this one. I just dig that look a lot. I'll be breaking out the drill after I post this! So all in all it seems like this is a really nice instrument. Not as aggressive or growly as my other bass, instead it's more tame and refined, but as mentioned above, there are many factors that can contribute to that, plus I've only had the bass for a few hours, so I need more time to play it and see what kind of tones I can get out of it.