Hi fellow bassists I recently celebrated my 40th birthday. My wife knew that I have always had GAS for an original 1960 Fender Jazz Bass, you know, the one with stack knobs, that we all have dreams about. Well, guess what. She organised for all my family and friends to chip in, and she got me one. It's a 1960 Fender Jazz Bass. I've got Gruhn and dealer valuation letters, with details of the bass. The bass appears to be in all original condition except for the finish. The body was refinished using nitrocellulose lacquer. The neck was previously professionally refinished. All of the electronics are original, pickups, pots, tone caps and wiring. Pickups feature original windings and leads. All hardware is original including bridge, neck plate, control plate, knobs, strap buttons, tuners, pickup shielding, etc. Frets appear to be original with little wear. The serial number on the bass is 56XXX, and the neck date is 11-60. The bass features its original Stackpole pots with code 304 6036 or 36th week of 1960. The original tone caps and resistors are in place. The bass came in it's original, brown tolex, gold lined case. It sounds awesome and plays like butter. Amazingly, this was my birthday cake - custom made for me, based on a photo of the Jazz Bass! Needless to say, I had a great birthday! So... does my wife win the best bassist wife of the year or what?