Friend is a guitarist who “forgot” about this bass in his closet until he moved (it literally is an Austin Powers time capsule). He was a Berklee student in the late 70’s and bought this from a fellow student. Here’s what I’ve tracked down with my own Fender knowledge and research (I did not disassemble bass to look at neck stamp or pot serial #’s): Body appears to be from Fullerton, 1975 (according to plate serial number) Neck appears to be 1969 Jazz neck that would have been paired to a matching black ‘69 Jazz bass. Gold pickguard from who-knows-when — looks like original 50’s style. It has some scratches/gouges, especially where kid who put it on there tried to mess with truss rod. Bridge is gold (which I’ve never seen from original Fender, unless I’m mistaken). Knobs on pickguard also gold (also, not Fender-esque) — guessing kid tried to match up metallic finishes. So, I’ve looked at values for ‘75 P-basses, but not sure where this might fall — given some non-original parts and non-P black headstock neck (which is cool for Fender — but when matched with like-color Jazz body — this looks a bit odd). I know many people like P-basses with Jazz necks. If it were mine, I’d likely put a period-correct maple neck on there, and keep everything else as is — and part out the J-neck). Fender experts — any thoughts on: Accuracy of my assumptions? (e.g. gold bridge, knobs, etc.) Value of bass, complete “as is” Is value of bass more if parted out? — e.g. someone might want a hardly played ‘69 Jazz neck. Thanks for any insight/thoughts.