Oh mama. So here's the deal on this one. Found this online looking at the vintage gear on Guitar Center website. This was at the Ocean, NJ store. I posted a quick message in the hot deals section to see if anyone had played it. Got one reply that they saw it there but didn't play it. So after talking to Tony for a while (guy who works at GC) I ordered it. Just got it today and wow...I know what all the fuss is about. This thing is as close to mint as you can get while still playing it over 55 years. Its light, resonant, doesn't make a sound when at idle, and has the greatest neck I'm the history of necks. Can't put it down. I got a 63 over the summer as a birthday present to myself and while that is a killer bass (its actually a little heavier and a tiny bit mellower...could be the older strings though) but I've want the holy grail 59 p bass for a while. And I got a couple bucks off the GC price, TSA SKB case and three sets of strings thrown in. Here are some pics below. The sun came out just in time to take some outside shots.