I've never played a bass that has so much "wood" in the tone - even acoustic, the sound almost reminds of a double bass. Squier Precision '57 Reissue JV from 1983. I never cared for the old Japanese Fenders, but this one caught my attention and suddenly ended up in my house. It really sounds so warm and punchy - action is a little high though, but I have not made any adjustments yet. I am planning to fit it with flats, so the extra tension will probably require a new setup anyway. Everything except for the pickguard and screws seems original. On the edges of the body a lot of the paint is actually missing, which has been repaired some places. But besides from this, it actually seems that the wood beneath was black in the edges of the body. Did they make sunburst basses with a pre-coat of black in the edges, beneath the actual finish? I can see that it is 2-tone sunburst, the tuners works the "wrong way" and that the body seems to be made of two pieces of wood. But could anyone give me the detailed specs for these basses? I also played it through this amp at high volume - great hairy sound. Is a '77 super lead, with new head case.