I have decided to put this on the block...I am just a PJ guy and need to come to terms with it. Fender experts can feel in the gaps and I will give the best and most honest info I can give. This is the BEST P I have ever owned (and i've owned a ton). It has had a excellent refret, and plays as good as any new Fender CS i've owned with nice action and sick warm tone for days. The neck and body were refinished long ago so I doubt the decal is original but I don't know. There is one crack on the bottom side of the body that you can see in pics. The years I have had this in all weather temps, I have had NO issues...it has not spread in the least and appears to be cosmetic. The previous owner wasn't an expert and only had some info on what is original. I don't claim to be either, but I have a decent idea....please let me know if I am wrong on anything. She came with a white pick gaurd that looks WAY to clean to be original, but is older. My guess is it's a 70's, I put a reliced tort gaurd on her that is a reissue. The covers look old, may be original, but my guess is maybe late 60's or early 70's...they may be the real deal and the same with the thumb rest. Thepick-ups and tuners I was told are later 60's-early 70's (my guess is late 60's) and are grey bottoms,strong and sound great. The bridge appears to be original, if not...it's really old (at least late 60's). The pots may have at least some of the original cloth wiring...one may be original and one is probably a 70's pot. I have a old 70's case that is in good shape (a different case than is in the pic), that will come with her. The truss rod works great (though I haven't needed to use it) and the wonderful clay dot neck is to die for. preCBS bliss. Here is the only confusing thing. The serial # on the plate dates it very, very early 64. The neck stamp is almost gone, you can barely make out the year, but the date is totally Oct., and the last owner was 100 percent sure it was a 63 (when it was refinshed, they didn't do a good job of retaining the stamp ( noone thought it was important back then). So most likely this was made in 63 and assembled in the first few weeks of 64. This is all the info I have. It 's the best P I have ever owned. It plays and sounds like a dream...which is more important than the year, but when you have that in a pre CBS and no issues...dang! Looking to clear some cash and pay some bills...not looking for trades.