Today was a good day...someone gave me a '67 Kay S-1 bass. A couple of issues I have to deal with before I can hit a note: 1. Neck is broken and it is where most of them break. The male dovetail is chipped up a bit. There's still a piece of the neck heel attached to the body. 2. The bridge is missing. 3. The fingerboard has longitudinal splits ( its beveled, not round). 4. I have the tail piece with the "Kay" emblem. However, not end pin/adjustable leg. It has a rigid wire (90 degree bend) to secure the tailpiece in lieu of braided cable etc.) 5. Strings are trashed. 6. Overall condition is rough. It was a school bass and obviously not kept in a climate controlled space. Lots of scrapes, a couple of holes. Lots of broken off edge pieces. 7. However, there is something about this instrument...I want to get it working at least at a beginners level. As for background, I am primarily a guitarist and play a number of other stringed instruments. I do alot of repairs, instrument restorations, finishes, re-finishes, set ups on acoustic and electric instruments. I build electric guitars, but not acoustics yet. I'm comfortable with taking on the neck repair with some guidance.... So, any advice on the neck repair? We are not buying a new neck. I have to repair the one that's broken. It seems like this is going to be a mechanical neck repair (Leo Fender - bolts) to get the neck back to one piece before resetting it. I realize that I'll have to shim for alignment. Where can I get info on neck angle? I understand the Kays are typically set at a lower angle and its preferable to get a little more bridge height. Any data available for guidance? Related to the bridge height... A real bass player would replace the fingerboard, but this one is likely destined for occasional use or maybe some fold or easy jazz. Can I fill the fingerboard, soak it it? Any options in lieu of replacement? Bridge: Would like to have this dimension before setting the necK? Any good source for a bridge of an commensurate quality Sound post: Is the location of the post a sensitive issue for the Kay given its plywood top? Strings: Any recommendations for strings considering the neck repair and the occasional use for folk, some jazz and maybe some slapping someday... Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance for lending a hand.