I have a '73 Gibson Ripper with no fretboard on it. It's also missing the bridge pickup. I've had it for almost 20 years. I bought it cheap because the truss rod had bent and created a large bump around the 12th fret. I removed the fretboard years ago and, unfortunately, lost it along with the bridge pickup. So, it sat like this for 20 years. I recently received a quote of $600 to fabricate and install a new ebony fretboard and a new truss rod. I would have to buy a Duncan reissue bridge pickup at $160 and put another $40 in to rewire everything. Is this bass worth putting $800 into? They seem to be selling for $1000 and up these days. I'm just not sure what to do!