Hey People! I was considering stripping the body of my new yellow '51 down to the wood. However when I removed the scratchplate for a nosey about I noticed the hole in the body, just above the control plate. I raise this point because the I had seen this done to another bass (albeit an original) and the hole wasn't there. It isn't life or death, I was just wondering if this is an alteration Fender have made on the current MIJ reissues. In case anyone's interested, the guy out of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band used to play the stripped down P. Check it out on the Old Grey Whistle Test dvd.