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Initials under the pickups?

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Recently during cleaning I noticed these underneath the neck pickup. Is this code for specs or someone's name -final assembly?

-Nothing under the Bridge pup

Just curious

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Maybe for the finish to be applied?

JZ = jazzburst?

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I think it may be an identifier for whoever this guitar was being built for as a special order perhaps? On several of mine that were special orders for Willcutt and others, I've seen their respective names in the neck pickup cavity.

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15 minutes ago, aknapp said:

Maybe for the finish to be applied?

JZ = jazzburst?

^ this

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It's the finish.  I had a Doutone in 59 burst that had 59 in the neck pickup route.

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Waiting for Chris Matthes to pipe up on this.  He must be out celebrating his Caps taking down my Pens last night!

I think it's the finish too...

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It was built by that rap guy.

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5 hours ago, hamerhead said:

It was built by that rap guy.

Or FOR Jay-Z.  Maybe.  At least it wasn't built for Lil' Wayne!  :lol::ph34r:

 

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Not sure how, but I missed this one!  (Sorry, Shark!)

That is the finish code ("JZ" = "Jazzburst", "VO" - "Vintage Orange", "59" - "Clownburst", etc.).

Sometimes, other things may be written there too, as mentioned - special dealer runs, artist guitars, a heated game of "Tic-Tac-Toe"...

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5 hours ago, cmatthes said:

Not sure how, but I missed this one!  (Sorry, Shark!)

That is the finish code ("JZ" = "Jazzburst", "VO" - "Vintage Orange", "59" - "Clownburst", etc.).

Sometimes, other things may be written there too, as mentioned - special dealer runs, artist guitars, a heated game of "Tic-Tac-Toe"...

I'm guessing Chris has pics of a "Tic-Tac-Toe" model......but I'm often wrong.

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