Well yesterday was my birthday, so I thought I'd go out and buy myself a nice little b-day present. Left the house with three stores in mind...Taylor's Music Store was first on my list, then a local Lakland dealer, then Guitar Center. I went looking for a sunburst P-bass with a tort. pickguard, luckily the first place had exactly what I was looking for. Taylor Music is a nice little mom and pop store that always has a large selection of used and vintage instruments and amps, they carry very few new instruments. I bought my Hwy. 1 Jazz at this place on my birthday last year, this may be a tradition I need to continue. Well as soon as I walked in the door, there it was on the wall calling my name. I picked up the bass and the neck and the action on it were perfect, it was actually lower than my Jazz with no fret buzz at all and it already had a nice used set of flats on it, it's just like it was meant to be...EXACTLY what I went looking for. I sat around for a little while playing it and inspecting it from top to bottom, aside from the dings here and there, the belt buckle rash and a small corner of the headstock being glued back on it looked pretty good. Well I ended up taking it home with me. I paid $650 for it, which seemed like a pretty fair price especially considering how well it played. I looked up the serial number and it's a '84-'87 MIJ Precision. The guitar store owner told me a guy who owns a studio in Nashville brought it in on consignment. He'd been using it in his studio, from the looks, for quite a while. It's supposedly been recorded on quite a few albums and I can totally understand why. Here are a few pictures to prove it does exist. Can't wait to use it on our NYE gig this weekend!!