Hey guys, found this bass on consignment at a shop for $1200. Dude said it's been around for a while, so the owner would likely take less...I played it, felt SUPER good, sounded awesome for high action and old strings. Like really good. These guys are across the street from my work (coffee) so I talk to them all, all the time. The fellow bassist came over to tell me about the bass: It's a 1983. Pots, stamps...it all lines up. It's a 62RI body, but there are a few things missing: No holes drilled for cover (however the pickguard is--just not the body) and the most obvious difference, is the neck is from a stock 1983 jazz. The neckplate doesn't have a V s/n on it, instead it has the matching plate for a 1983 jazz neck: blank. So the employee and I agree that it may have came out of the shop that way: a one off, possibly requested as a custom order from a shop/player. The finish DOES appear to be original when the bass is taken apart. If it's not, there's nothing old under it.. The main selling point, to me, that it "came that way" is that the body wasn't drilled for covers but is otherwise 100% correct from what I can tell. That suggests to me that it wasn't a completed 62RI, but somebody wanted that body and a current neck. Also, there's a "fender custom shop" sticker...but...wasn't 83 before that existed? Thoughts/knowledge? ANYWAY--here's pics! Let me know what you think. And, what you think a good price would be. Keep in mind, it's at a shop on consignment...so I can't suggest anything crazy like $5 and a pack of oreos.