Neck Cavity “Notes”

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  1. BrownDog

    BrownDog New Member

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    Finally took the neck PUP (Vintage Bass) off my Vintage Yellow 1995 Custom 24 to see what it said on the tenon (Bridge PUP - HFS).

    All notes seem to be magic marker and under the lacquer.

    I understand the 9-20-95 as the production date. Then there’s Reg 24 B - which I think means it’s a Regular Neck Profile and a 24 fret PRS. Not sure what the B means though.

    Then in big print on the tenon is the note See Joe. Does this mean to see Joe Knaggs (?) for some reason?

    Then the there’s this: (J.D.) and CASS (or CASH) which I suspect are the initials those who worked on the guitar at some point.

    There’s the number 7 underlined - since the guitar is not a 10-top, was it rated a 7?

    Finally there’s the number 193. Don’t know what this means as it isn’t related to the serial number. Is this the color code for Vintage Yellow?

    Any help deciding is appreciated.

    With tone and oneness, Mike
     
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  2. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Wish I could help but I'm interested in seeing the answers!
     
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  3. Egads

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    Got pics? It might help with context.

    I think I remember the "See Joe" comment in another thread, and it relating to something special in the build (artist, custom request, prototype?). Joe Knaggs would have had the 411 at the time.

    I could be totally wrong in my recollection, though.
     
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  4. BrownDog

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    I have a pic on my cell phone - no PC to upload and add a url.
     
  5. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    The B could indicate braz fretboard?
     
  6. BrownDog

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    Although dark, the fretboard is Indian rosewood.
     
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  7. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    I think Jazzedout was referring to Brazilian rosewood, which would be within the realm doing that time. Sign up for an imgur account (or other image hosting site) and post the photos (of the guitar and cavity) from there. They will help everyone figure it out.
     
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  9. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Hey BrownDog. That works, but if you tap thre image in imgur, choose copy link (the link should end in .jpg). Depending on your device, you might need to get to this point a different way. My phone and tablet give me a share link icon. The desktop lets me right-click and select an option.

    Once you get the link that ends in .jpg, click the picture icon in the header section of the forum post box (it's between the emoji icon and what looks like a piece of film (video icon), then paste your image link there. That should let you share it in line.

    Can you post a pic of the fretboard? That would help determining if the "B" is for Brazilian.
     
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  10. Shawn@PRS

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    Regular neck carve, 24 frets, Birds (inlays)
     
  11. BrownDog

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    Joe was the finish hall manager at the time
     
  13. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Shawn to the rescue! Any idea why a "see Joe" note would be there?
     
  14. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Someone thought Joe was a looker and was asking for confirmation.
     
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    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Oh! It was a question! Ok.

    I thought maybe it was the beginning of a story: "See, John, there was one a builder from Maryland..."
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s the lesser known Hendrix lyric!
     
  17. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    A sequel to Hey Joe?

    See Joe, where you going with that guitar in your hand?
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Third person version - “See Joe, where’s he going with that gun in his hand?”
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    “He’s going to see his ol’ lady, ‘cos he caught her messin’ round with that guitar man!”
     
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    You guys do not disappoint :)
     
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