Fret Dots on Santana III - only 1 dot at Fret 12?

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  1. Frank McNerney

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    I have a new-to-me 2001 Santana III. Regarding the neck dots - I'm referring to the navigation dots or fret finder dots on the "upside" of the fretboard, not on the fretboard itself where there are birds or moons

    Anyway - at fret 12, where I expect to see 2 dots - I just have one. I've seen all kinds of stuff like that on other guitars but never on a PRS

    Is this unusual? Any info at all ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Yeah, all PRS were like that.
     
  3. Frank McNerney

    Frank McNerney Shoitza

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    Thanks Serge
    Any idea when they changed ?
     
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  4. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    It's normal for older PRS. It threw me off the first time I saw it. I regrettably didn't buy it either. I still kick myself over that CE.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Oof... right around the time they stopped winged tuners and rotary switches?
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sometime between 2002 and 2007. Your 2002 has one, my 2007 Westie has two.
     
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  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    My 2004 has a single dot, my 2006 has two dots at 12.
     
  8. GuitarJammin

    GuitarJammin New Member

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    My 2005 has 3 dots.....J/K.
     
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  9. Fullmoon 1971

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    My 2001 models (McCarty & Standard 22) both feature single dots at the 12th fret. My 2006 CE-24 features double dots. According to the PRS book the first model to get the double dots was the 2005 513 Rosewood with the rest of the core lineup following on. I have to say that I think I prefer the single dot.
     
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  10. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Searched for some 2005 PRS listings on Reverb, all had one dot. Both my 2006 PRS have two dots, so I guess 2006 was the year it made it across model lines.
     
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