First of all I don't play or collect Basses at all. I collect Guitars and amps. My son plays bass. I do know a vintage instrument when I see one. Anyway I visited on of my regular pawn shops today,and to my amazement they had this vintage bass and were asking $59.99 for it. I didn't know at the time it was a '74,but I knew by the look of it that is was either a late 60's or early 70's. I tried to get them to come of the asking price but they wouldn't. I went ahead and bought it for $64.64 out the door. I got home and eventually found out it is was a '74 Jazz Bass. I'm going to give it to my son for his as on of his High School Graduation gifts. I still amazed that I was able to snag this baby for so little. By the way, this thing is REALLY Reliced. It's been beat to hell,but is has a really cool look.The serial number # 544557 dates it as a '74. Anyway, here are some pics of the bass.