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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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S540 Neck and Body Stamp question

Can anyone tell me what the neck and body stamps on my 1988 S540 mean? The neck plate is stamped Bensalem PA, so I know it was assembled there. The neck stamp is:
"W-AL RJ - T" and the body stamp is: "KIT 540S-1H"
I figured the 1H stand for 1 humbucker. It has 1 hum and 2 single coils. It also has the bound sharktooth neck, but it does not have the "Custom" inlay. Sorry for the crappy pics. It was made in 88, but I think it is an 89 model.






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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 04:01 AM
 
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Re: S540 Neck and Body Stamp question

i've got an '88 S540 which's got the same stamps:





i don't know what those mean, but i assume KIT is because Fujigen used to ship guitar parts kits to Bensalem to have them assembling and setup. probably W is for Wizard, and T for Trem (meaning it's got a locking-nut seat), who knows. just my guessing...
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Re: S540 Neck and Body Stamp question

Wizard, Angled, Locking, Rosewood, Jumbo, T probably for the inlays.
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Wizard, Angled, Locking, Rosewood, Jumbo, T probably for the inlays.
I can reverse this answer and get a cool Johnny Carson comedy bit!
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Re: S540 Neck and Body Stamp question

Thanks for the info!
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Re: S540 Neck and Body Stamp question

great! thanks Rich
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