Continued from Danelectro Coral Deluxe Bass project You can check this thread for some preliminary pics and info. That was fast! - this 'project' 60's Decca body was supposed to arrive next Thursday but was waiting for me yesterday when I got home. Like my Teiscobirds, I will be redefining it from its MIJ short-scale origins into a full-scale bass. The 34" scale bridge saddles will be at where the string-stop is on this bridge. The upper horn is not as close to the 12th fret as my '65 Del Rey so there is a chance of some neck dive. The Teiscobird isn't exactly at the 12th fret either but it balances well w/no dive. The 1-1/4" thick body 'as is' weighs 4lbs/10oz and the neck w/o tuners is 1lb/14oz. Seems like it could come in around 8lbs give or take. The bodies horns work nicely with the T-bird hs 'hook' and it looks purposeful/cohesive/deliberate. I have some vintage-flavored knobs that look pretty much like the ones it came with originally. As I knew looking at the sellers pics, the front had been sprayed black over the tobacco-burst finish. (for whatever reason) I used a gold marker to highlite the pg shape for cloning. I will be installing a Hipshot KA bridge, same as I used on my Teiscobirds. Like my past Deccazuki short scale project, this Decca body is also ply. Once the finish is stripped off, I'll see what it looks like for a possible trans-finish. (or not) Most likely it will sport on of my lo-fi glitter-burst finishes to stay in retro-character. I left the edges of the Deccazuki exposed which looked cool, and finished the top and back. We'll see... Unusual for 60's basses in general, a 6 bolt neck plate! The lower 'peak' is a nice detail. Moulded control plate is nicely worn but needs a bit of mallet work to flatten its dented surface. It is light-weight material and so it shouldn't be too difficult. Cool shape and yes, looks like a squashed Nike Swoosh with a nose and eyes. This is something I've never seen - a strange tiny post/screw pu surround attachment. In general all the screws are tiny - the bridge had 7 small thin screws and the pg screws are 1/2 the size of a current standard pg screw. Attempted to unscrew the tiny bolt and it snapped due to it being frozen. The shaft's are threaded, but when the pg is in place none of them touch anything. ? The pu's would be attached at the 2 surround holes and also wouldn't touch these odd shafts. No clue. Pick-guard traced and determined where the Guild RI Darkstar will sit - looks like it was meant to be positioned there. It's near where the original bridge pu rout is but will require some extra routing at the top side. One pu, two controls - rock&roll.