Sadowsky serial number stamping change

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lefty007, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I used to own a 2002 or so Sadowsky, and I remember it had the serial number stamped (like pressed in) in the back of the headstock. Now I have seen a newer one (2003, I'm guessing) that has the serial number in a decal (under the clear coat, of course), also in the back of the headstock, but with smaller letters. The basses in question are not Metros; these are NYC with serial numbers in the 3000s. . .

    Does anybody know when the change happened and why?

  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Probably for a cleaner look. Besides, I think it's easier to put a counterfit serial number on a neck with the stamps.
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I own 2 NYC's. Both in the 3800's They dont have the decal under any clear coat U must be mistaken

  4. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    fake Sadowsky? :confused:

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Last time i was at the shop i saw Dave applying the serial numbers to the the headstocks and the method has changed from a stamp on number to an adhesive serial number.
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The change from the Stamp to the Decal happened about 1-2 years ago.
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Sorry. I guess I havent looked close enough