Total longshot!!! ...... I had a '62 candy apple red pbass back in the day. My first real bass, bought in 1970 for $100! A lot of money then!! Here are the atrocities I committed: I had a curly maple fretless fingerboard put on. I took the finish off (it was "worn", lol!!) and refinished it with a medium natural stain. It had a tortoise shell pickguard. I did these things in the 70's so maybe the statute of limitations is past and I can be forgiven! At least I traded 'up' to a 1976 Stingray. I sold it in New Haven, CT through Guitars Unlimited, where I once worked. If anyone knows where this bass is, I'd like to know too. I did love this bass and played a zillion gigs with it.