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Warwick thumb

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Clifford, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Clifford


    Apr 17, 2005
    Does anyone know if it is possible to find out how old a warwick thumb bass is?

    Does not seem as if there is anything carved in it or written anywhere - I do know however that it is older 10 years.

    Hope someone out there is able to help

    Thanx a bunch
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    There should be an imprint on the back of the neck. THe first two digits are the year. Also, neck material can give you an estimation.
  3. Well, the two I own have the numbers on the end of the neck:




    (the last two digits being the year of manufacture)

    - Wil
  4. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    oh my god!!! what are those warwicks?? what wood is the red stripes??
  5. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Neck through warwick thumbs are wenge & bubinga. The redish wood is bubinga.
  6. The necks are wenge/bubinga with ebony fingerboards, and the bodies are bubinga.

    Here's another picture of the 4…


    and here are some more pictures of the 5…

    - Wil
  7. Clifford


    Apr 17, 2005
    Thank you fellars

    It turned out that it was carved on the back side of the head - the print was so suttle that I could not tell.

    It was a 92
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    The letter is the month - A is Jan, B is Feb, etc
    The last two numbers are the year