Before my friend pays Gruhn to appraise this instrument, what do you folks think it would be worth via private sale: 1956 Fender Precision Bass - customized. This is a transition bass. It has the "Telecaster" headstock, and originally had the one-piece pickup, but has the custom contoured body of the later P-Basses. Neck: '80s pro refinish, but it looks older - nice amber color, plenty of checking, has the correct (I think) decal. Shaller keys, frets are good (done during the refin). Body: Two-piece alder, '70's pro refinish to two color sunburst. Has plenty of wear. Was originally candy apple red (which was not supposed to have existed in 56). It has a custom white pickguard with a '70s DiMArzio P-Bass split pickup. Still has the original chrome control plate. Still has strings through the body, but has a custom bridge plate with the four barrels (instead of the original two). I had a local luthier put a new nut on it about two years ago, and he loved it - "this old wood really sings!".