Hey Guys, I'm here at work and my buddy brought in his BEAUTIFUL precision bass. With factory hardshell case with orange velvet inside. We want to find out the exact year of this beast is there anyway to find out? It's got a maple neck, and the word "precision bass" is just like they had in 1968..69..70 etc.. the big letters. Is there ANY way to find out the year it was made without taken the neck off and ****? can you tell by the serial number? Thanks guys!. I don't mean to sound like a jerk but I need this info fast since the bass is going home with him after we are done working p.s. just a hint at the age he bought it used from a friend of his in the early-mid 80s, and it has some wear on it even back then. my guess is lates 60s. but I'd like your help for amore exact answer.