Hello everyone. Before I go on with my questions, I would like to introduce myself. This is my very first post. It's been a while since I registered to forum, but I never really read or post anything before. I am 21 years old boy who really loves bass sounds. I never had a professional lessons or know someone who has great knowledge about bass guitars. I know very little about the guitar itself and would like to learn and take care of it better. Before I go on, here are some pictures of my Fender Jazz Bass, Made in Japan. I got this bass guitar from someone I know when I was young.. about...little over 8 years ago. It was handed over to me in 'used' condition. Being a little boy and not knowing the name 'fender' i literally tossed this baby around. Got many bumps and scratches... it hurts me just to talk about it. anyhow, I am now taking my time and effort to say 'sorry' to this guitar. But then again, I dont even know what kind of bass it is. All I know is that this is a Fender Jazz MIJ. So my first question is... Does anyone know what kind of Jazz Bass this is?? It had a white pickguard that I threw away. Recently, I wanted to get the pickguard back so I bought one of those, Fender Jazz Bass Pickguard from GC. It wouldn't fit. And what I noticed was that my guitar has 11 holes instead of 10, as it was on the pickguard. Is there a specific pickguard I should look for? or do I just have to modify it a little? My pickups work fine... sounds great too.. but.. I hate those rusts on them.. is there a way to remove? or fix it? Sorry to throw bunch of questions at once. I would really like to take care of guitar from now on.. and also work on my playing skills. If you kindly help me out, I would really appreciate it. Thank you in ahead of time..