I was fortunate to trade off a guitar that I never used to get this bad boy. SN dates it to be a 1992 or 1993. When I got it it came with a lame "snakeskin" pickguard. While removing the pg I found that it was merely a decal attached to a 3ply white pg. I would have kept the white pg but it had cream colored spots from the adhesive used to attach the snakeskin crap. I recently purchased an anodized pg from a tb member on here and I think it looks great. It came with a badass II bridge, SD Basslines pickup, and schaller tuners. Neck was straight, so I knew it was a keeper. The guy included the original bridge which was nice. I bought some new pg screws and put the new guard on. The pots are extremely scratchy and I am going to replace them, it's going to get new pots, a new cap, and a new jack. After putting some new strings on, it's going to need a good setup, there are some dead spots and buzzing. Anyways it was a good score IMO, tried to find out any info on these manufacturing years, but couldn't find anything, guess I don't need to worry too much.