Hello All Just came from a pawn shop that had a Fender P Bass for sale. Let me describe it to you and then if you will,comment on what you think this really is. Also let me say that I don't know a whole lot about Fender Basses-- just enough to get me in trouble. Anyway here goes -- it is a '59 Fender P copy I would think. Doubt if it is the real thing.It is sunburst in color with Ashtray and Pickup cover in place and also has the brown shell pickguard on it. The neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard on it with pearl (I think) block inlays and the neck is straight. The chrome hardware has some oxidation on it but looks like it could be pollished off but this kinda tells me that it is not a recent copy anyway. Now for the suspicious things about it. The neck plate has nothing on it. No Fender logo or serial #. It also has no decal on the headstock(Fender)but definitly fender in shape. The neck has that old look with that patina that would indicate some age and it feels good to hold and play(without amp)with strings set low.The finish is even worn off in places on the neck so if it is a replacement it ws done awhile back and very professionly done. A music store decal is on the headstock and after checking around they went out of business in the late 70's so this may date it to that time period. So that's a about it except for the price -- $1400 big ones and that about floored me. He told me that he has had it for quite awhile and needed to move it so make him an offer. I wouldn't feel comfortable paying nearly half that for it not knowing exactly what I was buying so that's why it turn to you fellow members at TB for advice. What do you all think? Bob C.