Found a nice Fender Jazz Bass for sale by a musician friend of mine. He purchased it several years ago and the story is like this ---- it is a late 60's or early 70's with metal covers over both pickups. We know it to be no later than '72 due to a logo on the back of the neck from a local music shop that has been out of business since 1972. Now here is the kicker --- the neck is not original but a replacement neck by ARIA. It really looks like it was done years ago due to the great patina the neck has. No logo on the head stock and no one is trying to fool anyone here. The body is the sunburst color and is in good shape with just a nick or two on it and belt rash. I can walk away form this bass but for some reason it is calling to me to take it home. A hard decision due to the neck deal but it is a real player. I am no expert especially on Fenders but it seems to be as he says a real player. The price -- $600.00 Wish it was lower but he won't budge so I guess what I need is some feedback on what to do. And---- is the neck that big of a deal ? BC.