On my way home last Friday, I passed Chelsea guitars, a very well known used shop here in NYC, and what I saw made me look twice. There in the window was a black 1964 Precision with a rosewood board, a tortoise~shell pickguard and an extra split p-bass pickup installed near the bridge. Not so intriguing, until you read the note that's shoved through the strings. I don't remember the words verbatim, but it said it was the bass that belonged to Billy Joel's bass player, and was used on all the early songs. If I remember correctly, Billy's bass player was Doug Stegmeyer, who sadly took his own life about 10 years ago. Now, I wouldn't think these guys would lie about something like this, do you? Just a little tid~bit I figured some of you might like to know about. The price they're asking: $2,100.00 Happy New Year everyone. Mike J.