I started this thread at another Bass forum but anyway, I have a 64 RI CS shop Relic on layaway and 1st let me say it's proably the best bass I've ever played ( besides a "Real L series 65)and it sounds absolutely unbelievable,not to mention I got it at a GREAT Price,well well before the obligatory and insane price hike,however there's some Period of Correctness that Fender needs to seriously adress,especially for the type of scracth they are asking for this instrument 1. The current neck that's being used is quatersawn. Fender never used quatersawn for their necks on any of the 60 or 70's basses back in the day and not even on the RI's of the 80's and 90's. It was Rock Maple and also the Rosewood fingerboard was much darker than what's currently being used. It seems more like pao fero 2. The undercoating that's being used is gold. The 64 had a silver under coating 3. The tuners are small,whereas the tuners that were used back then were larger and the absence of the strap button on the back of neck is pure blasphemy. How in the world could they have missed that is beyond me....shame on them and even the dots that's being used isn't correct either Yes these maybe minor details, but when a person ( or those who choose to ) is forking out the amount of cash for this particular instrument and a lot of it, it's the details are what you're paying for, and not to mention Fender is advertising this as a "Period Correct" instrument which isn't so, if anything the Noel Redding Signature Bass was more "Period Correct than what's being issued now,but they no longer make that bass. Again it's a great piece but it's short on details and quie a bit of it as far as a 64 RI is concerned As Roy Harvey would say Good day !.