This is my favorite parts axe…. Neck is a super rare maple cap black block Jazz Bass neck that dates to the early 70s. Body is a 70s Fender Precision that was refinished a couple of times, until I stripped off the color and found the natural finish underneath. Pickguard and bridge are unknown origin aftermarket (stuff I had lying around the barn). Pickup is a Nordstrand, I believe. The GOOD: Super light (8.25 lbs). Neck is really, really rare and has lots of birdseye in it. Tuners are proper early 70s nickel. Nordstrand sound fantastic. The BAD: Body was abused, but the cracks were repaired and have held up fine. There's a few non-original parts (pg, pickup, pots, knobs, jack, bridge, neckplate). Neck had some other tuners on it, but the proper-era Fender replacements covered the holes. The UGLY: I took this to Eric Chaz on Friday (1/24) in the hopes of having him set it up and make it a killer player. Eric is one of the best repair guys in Los Angeles. He says it needs the fingerboard planed (which will require removal of the frets, a refret, and then refinishing the fingerboard). His charge for this is $310. The whole restoration story can be seen at my blog: www.DukeVsBass.com Look for the link on the right hand side that says "70s Amber Surprise." I'm going to offer this for sale as-is for $800 shipped in the Lower 48. The neck, in good playing order, is worth close to $1000 on its own. This is such a great axe, I really don't want to part it. I'll consider trades for other axes, but could use the cash and will prefer that sort of deal. Will ship in a gig bag. Please note that I won't accept a crazy lowball offer on this so please restrain yourself. If you can give this the love it needs, it has the potential to be a lifer. Restoration pix below (note that the tuners on the neck-only pix have been replaced with proper 70s nickel Fenders).