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Help Reading Fender/Squier Neckpocket Symbols

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ebonalley, Jan 2, 2012.


  1. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    In a prior thread I discussed that my recent bass purchase appeared to be a frankenbass composed of a non original neck and body.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/weird-japanese-ebay-bass-mystery-831655/

    Anyhow, I've finally taken the neck off and am seeking input on what some of the symbols mean.

    In the pocket, it appears to be stamped SPJM - 94/R with a sticker over it. There is also a red A with a circle around it. The sticker is easily read and has what appears to be a streak of blue marker on the top right corner.

    IMG_3266.

    The neck also has the SPJM - 94/R but appears to have a red D, a "Z" or an "N" depending on how you read it, and a green marker blotch. There are no other marks on the bass aside from the Q serial number.

    IMG_3268.

    In conclusion, I know the SPJM- 94/R is the name of the bass which matches the Q serial number however, I'm not sure what the rest of the symbols mean. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    I know there are experts out there somewhere.
     
  3. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    Can you hear the crickets Clarice?
     
  4. I'm not a luthier, but I do play one........ no wait. :)

    I'm just guessing here, but I would say they're manufacturing reference numbers. Most likeley, the model and serials are there, as well as lot number. The 49/140 is probably body number (49 of 140 built on that run.)
    I suspect the marker spots were at one time the same color. If not, they may have been made on different days. These woud be put there after a dry fit to maintain the match. The A, D and Z (or N) might be inspection stamps along the line.
     
  5. ebonalley

    ebonalley

    May 17, 2010
    Hey bro, thank you so much even for your guess. This thread hasn't gotten much response but I think its interesting info. I do suspect that the neck and body are from different batches so the color disparity may be correct. Thanks again.

     

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