For years I have been hanging my basses in the wardrobe in our spare bedroom. That way, they are readily accessible but out of direct sunlight and not taking up floor space. I won't blame anyone in particular, but over the years my wife and I seem to have collected more and more clothes. As a result, I have had to hang some of my clothes in the wardrobe in the spare bedroom. This morning, rushing to get dressed for the last working day before Christmas, I was rummaging in the aforementioned wardrobe and accidentally drop a heavy wooden clothes hanger on my old Fender MIM Jazz 5 string. The hanger bounces off the body at the base of the neck and... well, a picture is worth a thousand words (see attached). I love green basses and, despite her many flaws, I have a lot of love for my old sage green metallic 5er. So there were a few minutes of anger, frustration and disbelief. After a few deep breaths (and some cussing), I start to see an opportunity: I have always wanted a bass with a natural finish, so this just might be the perfect excuse to give my old green bass some cosmetic surgery. Long story short - I have a Christmas bass repair project!!! P.S. Polyurethane coatings are really brittle!!!