Hi, if some you guys are thinking of buying vintage Japanese Squier Precision, check the scale length or ask the seller if buying on-line. I have always thought that P-bass are of long scale (34"). I just won a Japanese Squier in on-line auction with serial number starting from A, so it was made in 1985 (in fact April 1985 as written on the neck after I removed it to adjust the truss rod). After I took it out from the bag, I noticed it was a bit small so I placed it beside my Greco P-Bass and I was shocked to see it's smaller and shorter. I measured the scale length and it was 82 cm or 32" making it a medium scale bass. Then I went again to the auction site and saw another Squier JV made in 1983. (YES! I want this JV!) The seller specifically mentioned the scale length as 82 cm. So there you go, there were medium scale Squier made before. At first, I was disappointed but after I played it, I was impressed The sound is very tight and punchy and I feel comfortable because I have small hands so the medium scale is very nice. I'm now watching that JV Squier again.