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Neck Configuration Codes: 00 = Rosewood fingerboard 01 = Rosewood fingerboard 02 = Maple fingerboard 03 = Maple fingerboard Neck & Body Stamps: WWYD Example: 0304 - Basically the same as the date portion of the nine digit neck stamp although in black ink.They seem to be found on the bottom of the neck heel, as well as in the neck pocket of the body, or even just stamped on the front under the pickguard on Natural finished guitars.Be aware of another code found on these pots, 013446.It has nothing to do with the date as I've seen the exact same code of pots ranging from 1977 - 1981 strats.Currently, this may be Phil’s favorite signature Framus because after he had them do a custom paint job, he “upgraded” its looks by scraping, dragging, and applying paint remover and other gnarly chemicals.Phil X tours with a trifecta of rocking heads starting with his signature Friedman 100-watt, single-channel head that is loosely based on the Brown Eye but allows Phil to cut the gain.
The last four are broken up into pairs, where the first two, 78, stand for 1978 and the last two stand for the week, which is the 18th.
So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.
Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.
They are believed to just be some kind of quality check stamps.
Pot Codes: MMMYYWW Example: 1377818 - In 1977 found on the side of the pots, moved to the bottom (and unfortunately sometimes covered with solder) in 1978.
Not afraid to use someone else’s signature instrument, here is a Suhr Pete Thorn Signature that comes with Thornbuckers.