I bought this bass from the original owner in 1969 and gigged with it until 1980 when I met my wife and set my musical career aside fo a few years. It has been virtually unplayed since then. In 1989 a few friends decided to "put the band back together" so I dragged out the J and tried to loosen up. Here are two bits of adviec: 1- Don't expect your chops to be there after not playing for 9 years! 2- Don't leave roundwounds on your bass for 9 years and expect good tone!! Anyway, I played for a couple of years and, seeking more tone options, bought a Carvin. I sold it and bought a Smith 5 and the J still sits under the bed. I live in the Central Rockies with NO music stores nearby to get an appraisal. The bass is all original, neck binding, usual minor wear, stamped "MAR 66" on heel of neck. Can any of my fellow lowenders give me a rough idea of value? Thanks for taking a moment to read this.