This is the first bass I ever owned (purchased around 1983). I moved to a Fender later, but always liked the size (neck and weight) of this bass. I've been considering heavily modifying it for fun and home. Wanted to make sure I wasn't messing something up that someone else may want in its original iteration. No, I am not asking for values here. First, can anyone help me positively identify the model? SN 643958. I thought I had it figured out, but the more I research (yes, I've learned the strings are wound backward) the more confused I get. Second, are all of these this size (30" scale)? Third, is the case original? And finally, before I "drop a Chevy 350 into a Tucker," should I look to sell this to an enthusiast or just chop it up (I'm not concerned about the $$ value, just the collectible demand, if any - I'd hate to destroy something someone else might want)? Any input would be greatly appreciated.