I've just been to a gathering at one of my friend's houses and, soon after everyone had left, my friend's dad thought he'd show me a little something since he knows I'm a very dedicated Bassist for my age (15). First of all he gets out an original 1973 Fender P which I'm fairly impressed with. Sounds fairly deep and has a cool rock sounding tone. Then he gets out a Fender P Fretless Acoustic (?) which, had me a bit suprised; I'd never seen any of them ever before. I loved the feel of it too. Also he got out a Mayton (think it's called that) which had unbelivable bottom end and very responsive pickups which were great. Then he gets out a 1956 P Bass, which had me very excited since I thought the chances of seeing one that old again were small but he then carefully takes out a 1952 Fender P which just had me open mouthed! It's so hard to believe that something sounding so great, and an instrument made nearly perfectly first time round was made so long ago. Fender got it (nearly) right the first time round it seems. Thought I'd share my experience. I'm still very happy.