Haven't been able to dig up a ton of info on this P-bass copy I picked up recently for $125. I don't believe it says MIJ or MIK or anything like that anywhere on the body/neck, which leads me to believe it's MIJ Matsumoku-era?. There is potentially a stamp in the neck pocket on the side but it's illegible. Odd to see how many pieces of wood the body is made of, two layers deep with 4 pieces across the face, even the Squiers I have had in the past used less glue. First thing to do is to get a new nut on there, and clean it up a bit. Tuners and pots/jack seem a bit suspect, everything else seems ok but that's before stringing it up. Truss rod adjustment is at base of neck, normal allen key. I guess my questions are regarding age of the bass, if it was made by Matsumoku and what, if anything, I should do about a body seam split that's obviously old and therefore stable? It's on the front just above the pickguard. Also, any ideas on finding covers for the bridge/pickup/thumb-rest? Do Fender parts work?