I just went through an intersting time. A friend kind of went nutty over my P-Bass. The serial number said it was a 1979, but the heel was marked 1-83. It was a very cool white refinish that had turned yellow, had a white pick guard, and had white pickup covers. A really nice looking bass. The real gem was the shape of the neck. It must have been a custom factory job as the neck was very thin from skunk-stripe to fretboard. I mean, really thin. I have NEVER seen a Fender neck like it and there was no evidence it was reshaped or refinished post-factory. Anyway, this guy had to have it. He offered me more money than I thought it was worth. I sold it. I have looked around at replacement Ps, and decided to take a big chance on this one: I have no idea what to expect as I have never had something shipped from Japan. I know I won't get the thin neck I left behind, but I think this is a very cool-looking replacement. Anyone else have one of these?