I got this bass a few years ago from a friend whom got it at a school corporation auction. I believe it's from the 60's. It's definitely been abused, but plays pretty well. Very low action for pizz, but arco is not so great (whole thing seems to rattle at louder dynamic levels). I find it to be very comfortable (41" string length) and would like to use it more, since I'm selling my larger string length bass due to arthritis issues. So, do you think it's possible? Or, will it be worth the cost? The corners are pretty beat up and the carvings on the upper, bass side bout are pretty deep. Also, by the bridge, the top seems to sag a bit. I plan on taking it to the luthier, but he's three and half hours away and I haven't had time lately with my teaching and gigging schedule. Thanks.