Something not quite right about the bass in this advert

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 8146
    Can’t see as I’m not a member of that group :anguished: 
    Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 3142
    Can’t see as I’m not a member of that group :anguished: 
    Dang. Give me a minute.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4681
    Obviously, there is a mismatch between the photograph and the text description. 

    There is no such thing as a 1963 fretless Gibson electric bass guitar. By definition, it would have to be de-fretted. 

    The photograph is of a mid Seventies factory fretless Precision Bass with modifications. The creme DiMarzio J pickup is not original. Neither are the (possibly, Fender Brassworks accessories) brass bridge and Stratocaster type control knobs. Some sort of pickup selector control has been crammed in between the tone pot and the output jack.

    The combination of a black/white/black pickguard and the large typeface used for the model name legend narrow things down to 1972/75.

    I have a modified 1978/79 example. I would be disappointed if it only fetched £800.
    Be seeing you.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 39087
    The black pickguard - if original - makes it late 1974 or later I think.

    £800 seems a reasonable price if the routing for the Jazz pickup has been done cleanly, which from the pic it looks like it probably has. The replacement bridge appears to have screw holes outside the footprint of the original, but if it's a decent quality bridge then it's not too big a disaster.
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