Once again I can use some opinions and guidance from the TB brain trust. I just bought this bass on Ebay from a guy who knows nothing about it other than it's an "old bass guitar". Couldn't get a serial # or any other info. Actually, he knows enough to know its "old" and therefore must be worth something. I paid $200 for it. The picture is horrible, but it sure looks like a Fender Jazz, probably from the mid-60's right around the Fender/CBS transition period, likely a '66 or '67. I have several concerns. The first big concern is that the bass has been beat to death and the neck is warped, split, or some other horror. But besides that, three issues; #1 - What is up with that pick-up? Do any of you ever remember Fender putting a soap bar on a Jazz? #2 - It doesn't seem that the headstock has any logo on it, based on the available picture views. #3 - Even though it sure seems like a Fender, there is a possibility that it's something else. I'll get this bass in the next few days and then I'll know more. I have been looking for a restoration project and I hope this will work out. I can also use some recommendations for a good tech here in NJ. I know of a couple, but they're just "maintenance" guys and, if I'm lucky with this bass, I'm going to need someone more in the expert category to help with the neck and electronics. As usual, I appreciate any input.