My drummer has a friend who has to sell a 1961 Precision bass for $2000 for tax money. I was very excited to see the photos, which showed an original HSC and the instrument (natural) in very good condition. He said the serial number checked out. I then was NOT happy to take a closer look, to see a CBS era logo, and a thumbrest over the E string. I don't think the guy was pulling a fast one - I think he just wasn't informed. Still very sad. Weep for me.