So I was visiting with some family I had not seen in years, and one of my cousins tells me he's got an "old Fender bass". I asked him what year, and he said he's pretty sure it's a 1965. He said he looked up the serial # and he determined it was a 65 because it began with an L. Apparently he hasn't played it in 10+ years. It's been sitting in his attic in the original case. He bought it back in the early 80's from some guy who (of course) stripped the original finish. So it's got the natural wood look. Besides that, he claims it's all original to his knowledge. I asked him if he would consider selling it and he said yes. He said he could probably part with it for $1300. I assume even with the original finish stripped that would be a good deal. I'm going to look at it this weekend and will report back, with pics.