http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2569580872&category=4713 Now, what about this? I guess being made in 1986 makes it Japanese...or am I wrong? I have asked the seller for the serial number, but with no reply yet (but hey it is Sunday!) If so, I'm gonna try and buy this, and upgrade it with better pickups and the like. Another question is that, what would be better, this bass (presuming it's MIJ) upgraded a bit, or spending the same money (or thereabouts) on a new Fender MIJ Jazz Bass from Ishibashi Music? I only guess this is MIJ, because a lot of earlier Squire instruments seem to be. Thanks for anyone who can help me.