Finding lefty vintage instruments can be extremely difficult if not impossible. And then finding one in pristine condition as well is a pretty rare event! I was quite fortunate to come across this time machine for sale and to be able to pick it up. The bass is in 100% original condition with the case, pickup covers, hang tag, strap, cord, and polishing cloth. The dealer said it was the finest he had dealt with in 30 years. He said he purchased it from the son of the original owner. So far Ive only found a couple minor flaws on the whole bass. It has a small hole that punctured the paint on the back of the lower horn. Also, a little bit of the decal on the headstock is worn off where the patent #s are listed. You can see both of these blemishes in the posted pictures. Thats pretty much it!! The bass looks about as new as a nearly 50 year old instrument could look. It really seems that this bass wasnt played much (if at all). There is zero wear on the back of the neck and the frets dont appear to be worn either!! The instrument jack has tight contact pressure when you plug the cord in or out, just like a new instrument. The pickups and controls all work fine. The tuners were a bit tight but otherwise worked as they should. The bass weighs 9 lbs with the covers on. You will notice what looks to be a small wood plug filled in right below the E tuning peg which can be seen on the front and back of the headstock. I thought this must be a repair of some kind. Then I looked at a picture of a Lefty 1960 Precision Bass that has the exact same plug in the exact same position on the headstock. Im thinking this must be a result of some difference in left handed construction methods. I havent found an explanation for why this is so. Maybe someone on TB would know why this is the case on vintage lefty basses. Anyway, as you can imagine I am thrilled to have this instrument. I never thought I would own something like this. I look at these old instruments as pieces of art as well as tools for music. It is a piece of art but it will definitely be played. I can guarantee that it wont just stay in the case.