Just an odd thought after my previous is it fake Mim thread. There are people out there with the skill at faking instruments such as pre cbs basses, some of them so good no doubt there are bassists that are happily playing them with out knowing thay arent the real thing. So my question is how much does one cost to make? Say a pre CBS jazz fake, perfect in every respect to pass as the real thing, but with a blank headstock, an honest copy if you will. Are you talking hundreds of dollars to make a truly great copy or thousands? What im wondering is that by copying some of the fakers tecniques can you build a truly "authentic" copy pre cbs jazz at a fraction of the cost? Or is it such a skill that it would put such an instrument at the price level of a truly great custom built jazz anyway and so isnt worth it. Thinking as players, not collectors .. Is it that sound and look people want? or would it always feel lacking as it wouldnt be a real one? Just a thought, John.