I've got one. Mine is also a N9 (1999). They were made for export, mainly to europe I believe. They came with a one piece white pickguard and strat style knobs. Mine, like yours and many others have been changed out. The pickups are MIM, old style ie, same width front and rear. Ive had mine routed out at the rear and fitted Vintage 60s.
Good bass but mine has developed a bit of a 'ski ramp' above the 12 fret - any fixes?
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