I bought this "50s P-Bass" new from Mars Music,remember them, on 12-19-97. I've never done anthing to it except play it and restring it until yesterday. It was due a good cleaning etc. The Made In Japan and Serial Number sticker are clearly readible at the end of the neck. Serial # is S021012. That's what I've known about all these years. So yesterday, I take the neck off. The neck stamp is PB-57DGF, the body stamp is PB-62D. Well, I'm not sure what to make of this, so it's time to defer to the Fender gerus as to the meaning of the different stamps on an instrument that's never been apart since purchased new. BTW, it's the unusual photoflame with greyish hue. In my many years here, I've never been able to post pics. so please don't scold me. If necessary, I can post them on another site and link you to them as I've done before. Thanks for the help.