Recently I purchased a used squire 5 string p-bass. supprissing enough it is a very good bass. The wierd thing is I never heard of a 5 string p bass. Have I been under a rock or is it something you dont find every day? Its got gold hardware, dual soap bar pick ups, pearlized pick guard, and a rather high quality translucent crimison red finish. I could be wrong here but the body seems to be swamp ash or alder body. It is high quality for a Squire, actually it would be a quality true fender bass. Is there any one out there who has one like this or even seen one. The serial number is KC97118445. Ihave heard of a 5 string J-bass but never a 5 string P-bass. Anyone have any ideas? This bass has a wonderful sound imop. Thanks for any info you can provide. I plan to post a pic soon. Also can the date of manufacture be determined from the serial number?