The bass is in good condition, looks to be same parts, no real surface damage, playability feels good other than the neck is a little dirty. Anyone know the goods on 1997's? Will they hold their value? Bottom line, I'd like to own a J-bass, I don't particulary like the S switching system that is installed on the current J's and P's. I also can't afford a vintage 1960 to 1975 (or whatever earlier year) Fender bass that usually costs more than $5,000. So, is this something I should look further into? Thanks!