We had the family over on Christmas Eve. One of my sons told me that he was talking to a friend of his and the guy mentioned that he had an old bass that he was going to sell. He told my son that he would sell it to him for ~1/2 of what it might bring on ebay and let him try it out. After my son showed me the pics I had him pick up the bass and this is what he came back with. It is in a lot rougher shape than the pics show but I'm not letting it leave. It should officially be mine in a day or so. Rick B.