I played a '74 fretless Precision today. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It was purple with a metal mirror pickguard and nylon tapewound strings. The neck felt so smooth. I didn't have time to plug it in, but it sounded like magic acoustically so I didn't even want to plug it in. There was no price tag so i thought it was free. I was so happy, and then the guy there said it was $1100 I just thought that I would share my tale with you and see if you guys had any input about why the 70's precisions are so much more magical than the present day precisions.