Hi, everyone: I came across a bizzare bass the other day. I liked it, but it's WEEEEEEEIRD. It said "Charvel" on the headstock, but I have serious doubts. Maybe you can help me... It's a PJ w/P-style maple neck/maple board and a pretty flat radius. Fretboard was 22 or 24 frets and extended beyond the neck and over the body. Headstock looks exactly like a Fender, but it does have that Charvel decal on it. Body is P-style. Looks like a custom factory-quality paint job--black body with most of the front orange with gold/black "binding". (Sounds tacky, but looked kind of cool/funky!). Cavity routed in the back. No pickguard. Gold hardware. Pickups were cream-colored PJ. Poles looked larger than Fender. Vol/Vol/Tone. No "made in" indication. Construction is very good and it looks like a pretty old bass, so I'm guessing it's USA. Possibly Japan. The bridge is stamped ESP. I'm guessing this is a "parts" bass. But it sounded great and played great, so I thought I'd look into this. My questions are: 1. Did Charvel every make a bass (or a headstock/neck) like this? (I'm pretty sure Fender never did). Or is it likely some other maker's neck with a Charvel decal on it? 2. Is this actually an ESP bass with a different neck, or maybe just a different decal on the headstock? 3. Any other ideas? Wow. That was long. Sorry, and thanks for looking!