I bought a Precison a few days ago from a pawnshop. The thing that caught my eye was the fact that is had a weathered look to it. Not an abused look, but a dated look. I put in on lay away as a way for them to hold it until I could check the serial # on the neck plate.The number is 73979. Low and behold it checked out to be a 1962. At this point in time I think I made the biggest score of my life!! To further reinforce the 1962 date, it has the reverse turning tuners, clay position markers, the strap button on the back of the headstock, vintage pickups with fabric insulation and a large orange tone capacitor. There are no other identifying numbers anywhere else aside from the neck plate. The the thumb rest is above the E string (as opposed to being below the G string). I've had the bass completly apart to clean it and have not found any other numbers. What else can I look for that would tell me that this bass is indeed a 1962 and not a collection of vintage parts. Thanks.