I got this bass in 1974. It was well used, grimey, no finish, had a crack in the body across the electronics compartment, and had had a repair done on the headstock. I was a young, gigging musician and used it well without really thinking 40 years ahead that it might someday be "vintage". I gave it several different paint jobs, most requiring stripping, replaced the pups with Alembic actives to quiet it down for the studio, and enjoyed playing it. A few years after getting it, I contacted Fender with the serial number and was told it was a 1960. However, the headstock no longer has the fender logo or artwork on it. I have no wish to sell it, but is there any chance that this could have been faked prior to 1974? Apparently the lack of headstock art precludes it from joining the P-Bass club here on Talkbass. I'll enjoy it either way because it plays so nicely.