I found a 1965 (verified) Fender Jazz on consignment in a local shop. The body has been sanded and varnished to it's natural Alder (I think it's Alder). The pickguard is gone, and the screw holes have been filled. The neck plays great, and the truss rod is in good condition. Structurally, the bass is in good condition and actually plays well, but it's definitely showing it's age in places and is in need of serious TLC. The electronics are dirty, but still work. The asking price is $2500, but I've been told that the owner will take less. My questions are these: #1- Is the price for this bass even in the ball park? I'm not too hip on vintage basses, but the guys at the shop (who I trust) say it is..... #2- Since it has already been "refinished", I'm thinking this would be a prime candidate for a restoration. Thoughts? #3- If I go ahead with the restoration, does anybody know if the Fender Custom shop would take on the task? I think a relic job would be appropriate, given it's current state. Lemme hear your opinions and recommendations!! Thanks! PS Mods, if this would be more appropriate in another forum, please feel free to scoot it. Thanks!