My uncle was older than my mother. He passed away 11years and a few weeks ago. He was a bass player from the late 70s on. Then he was an alcoholic. As happens often, you don't get to keep the best gear while so much of what you are becomes defined by your ailment; his early bass, a Hagstrom, got pawned for cash and rescued by his parents often. When he passed, his daughter got a bass, his long term girlfriend got a bass, and my grandparents kept the Hagstrom. Cousin pawned hers. Grandma got it back and gave it to me to keep safe. It's at my mother's house. Second one (his gigging bass) was stolen. The Hagstrom, this short scale, damaged, swedish anomaly, is mi e since my grandfather passed away. This post is more about the Hagstrom and its weirdness/ repairing it than anything. The input jack was, I think, originally in a white "tunnel " that let you plug in with the jack parallel to the body. I think this because I googled and guessed. The plastic was melted at some point around d the jack. The jack was held in by blue rubbery gunk and an American flag sticker. There were wood screws installed at some point coming up almost through the plastic. It comes apart like this. Remove bridge and screws. The jack was very rough, but still functional. I took a divider out of a little organizer I have, and whittled the 2"×3" divider into this with a saw and files in a vice. This isn't the pretty side. There isn't a pretty side. I used a wire brush in a drill (dremel is broke) to get a bit more depth in the wood where the body wasn't originally made for the jack to be. Haven't gotten to really play with it, but the biggest hindrance to function is fixed. On the wood, I found writing A note about my uncle splitting with his future ex wife from'82. Unknown stuff from maybe original owner? And a note from John Sheets from Shaw Music, Heath Ohio from 1985. He went on to buy Shaw out, and Sheets and sons was the best local guitar store, until John sold it, then eventually left to work at Guitar Guys as a teacher. I scribbled my own stuff about fixing the area around jack in October 2019 after the picture, and closed it up. Not sure its grounded efficiently. It has a prong that touches the guts from the foil tape. Its rough. Neck has paint coming off. Necks shortish, and combined with the headstock shape reminds me a bit of a mustang bass. Nut may get replaced, it looks chipped under g string (insert joke here) . Never seen another Hagstrom. Never seen another wood bridge electric bass. Not a bass player. They're fun to mess with, and my kids got excited about this like they didn't for most other guitars. Looks maybe? It's an heirloom, and its been driving me nuts since August that it needed such an easy fix but wasn't getting used. So I fixed it. Next comes attempting to clean it up. My uncle boiled his strings.... I think I'll assume these already got that treatment and change em. Anyone seen these before?