Mark also added some light wear and chips so the bass looks its age. The hardware is in good shape, so we kept the relic wear light.
Since Mark wasn't busy, his work took about ten days. Naturally, there was no shipping time because we were only a couple of miles apart, and I could preview the color before he shot the clearcoats.
You can see the "arm wear" that Mark applied. Below are two photos of the finished product. Other than the finish, the bass is all stock 1965.