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Newport with separate vol controls for each pickup (as seen at BCR)

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Posted this in a Newport questions thread but didn't get any info, hoping the experts in this forum may have an idea what I'm looking at.  If I ever get another Newport, I'd like to look for one with separate volume controls for each pickup.

Can anyone say what is different model-wise with this Newport Pro at BCR?

My Newport Pro is similar but has a single volume knob and the selector switch closer to the tail. If there's anything I could change on mine it would be to have separate volume controls for each pickup, and the switch to be located where this one is. 

Also, I thought the Phat Cats were spec'd on the regular Newport, but the Pro has Seth L humbuckers. This one has factory Phat Cats. Is this a custom model? 

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My guess is the ad is incorrect and that this one started with the same electronics yours did.

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Also I think the Newport in the ad is not a 2005 but a 2000 judging by the serial number that starts with a zero and then is in the early 50.000's

It is a nice looking guitar though.

 

Gabe 😀

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Looks like a knob put where the pickup switch was located and the pickup switch moved to below the f-hole.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Gabe said:

Also I think the Newport in the ad is not a 2005 but a 2000 judging by the serial number that starts with a zero and then is in the early 50.000's

It is a nice looking guitar though.

 

Gabe 😀

Yep, definitely a 2000. Maybe it had been refurbished in 2005. B)

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I traded msgs with BCR regarding the guitar, they said it was a single-owner custom order that was originally spec'd with that control scheme, and ordered thru BCR in 2005. 🤔

I didn't inquire as to the serial number. 

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I remember this one.  Can't solve the S/N mystery but it was special ordered for Stevie Damn Clay of Greg's band.  I had inquired about doing the same thing to my Newport Pro but wound up chickening out.

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15 hours ago, tomteriffic said:

I remember this one.  Can't solve the S/N mystery but it was special ordered for Stevie Damn Clay of Greg's band.

Stevie GD Clay. The muthafukkin' man!

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IMO, custom-ordering Phat Cats in lieu of Seths was a good move.

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11 minutes ago, JohnnyB said:

IMO, custom-ordering Phat Cats in lieu of Seths was a good move.

Looks like it had Seths originally.  Either that or it's a different guitar.

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2 hours ago, kizanski said:

Looks like it had Seths originally.  Either that or it's a different guitar.

Either way,  Phat Cats mounted in a hand-carved spruce archtop are a synergistic combination (IMO).

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