I was playing a '74 oly white J bass at Corner Music here in Nashvegas, and I was blown away! It sounded awesome, the neck felt awesome, and it blew away the 08 and 09 fenders that were in the store. However, for $3500, I could get a lakland JO, or an Alleva. What I really want, is a great passive J, and frankly, the vintage thing appeals to me alot, as well as nashville producers! I will say this, for a 35 year old J, it is in almost mint condition. Nary a mark on the front of the bass, just a few belt scuffs on the back. Comes with original ashtray and pickup cover. Nitro finish has mellowed to a pleasing butterscotch, and it has a 4 bolt neck, straight as an arrow. The neck and frets are awesome! I could buy this today, and take on tour without even a set up. For you guys with experience in vintage basses, is this a fair price? I have seen 70's J's for much, much cheaper, but never in this good of shape.