My drummer who plays in a community big band messaged last night to say one of the elderly members of that band has a 52 Precision Bass they want to sell. I immediately asked if it was an actual 1952 or a re-issue and it turns out its an original. A quick google search later, I see this bass could be worth upwards of 10K. I wouldn't want it for my collection - I'd be afraid of it getting damaged and/or stolen! However I feel like I should help this elderly musician to make sure they don't get ripped off. (And I wouldn't mind playing it for a few minutes....) If I go to see it, is there anything in particular I should be looking for? I don't know specifics of early fenders - guess it's time to do some research!