http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/feeler-1966-fender-jazz-804145/ Some of you might recall that bass for sale 4 months ago. Well, I purchased it a week or so ago on Ebay. I did not realize it had been for sale on here back then and only came across it doing a search out of curiosity. I believe I bought it from someone other than the seller of it in that listing so I'm not bashing him (it came to me from NY). I don't have much experience with 60's Jazzes but I have a good amount of experience with vintage Fenders and their associated parts. The pickups (which were annoyingly coated with copper tape, pots, knobs...pretty much all the body hardware looks legit. Tuners look legit, and neck plate as well. Body, I don't know. I am pretty sure though. Anyways, when I viewed that listing and realized what I bought was identical, I was wary of the neck stamp. I could tell it was fake from that listing so it was just a matter of time before I could look at it for myself. The seller who sold it to me declared that it had clay dots; I questioned this immediately as in the Ebay listing it was hard to see but they looked MOP. He reassured he thought they were clay. They are clearly MOP. He told me he had an expert check it out when I asked if the "'62 neck" had a stamp or date. I'm doubting that claim. Anyways, I got it just a couple hours ago and have already combed it over. The neck has a few significant things I had questions about. First, the Patent number on the decal is not the same as the ones I find on the vintage guitars info web site. Was there ever a variation in the patent number? The whole decal doesn't look right to me, it is presently under the finish on the headstock. Another question: were Fender necks at that time thinner at the butt? This one literally had (metal!) shims on each side because the body pocket was too big. At first, I thought to myself "someone widened the neck pocket". But after putting on a Standard MIM I found it fit perfectly. The neck measures at 2 5/16". That just sounds plain wrong. Inevitably I'm stuck wondering "what the hell is this neck?" The body for all intents looks to be 1966 with pickup and pot dates to substantiate. Another question: was there any routing under the bridge in '66?