Hey everyone, I am pretty much brand new to DB and I bought one up the other day in Nashville at The Old Time Pickin' Parlor from Richie Owens. Great bass, super awesome and sounds amazing. Solid and sturdy... all good things. Am/was being told this bass was at one time the property of the dude from Stray Cats. That's cool and all but here is the bit I am trying to sort out: I am constantly being told by people that this DB is something near 100 (give or take) years old. I cannot find a SN anywhere on the bass, the sticker inside says made by Laurel in German for Wilhelm (sp?) and Songs in Chicago. Have done as much research as I can and at least on these forums and others, the 232 is the model number not the SN. And all the 232's I see on here are 80's basses. So without the SN, where/how can I verify the age of the bass? Help please.