Got it. I was reading it like the Hosono UCEW's: year followed by sequential serial number.90', 9/28/90. That neck was on at least a few bodies before resting with that one.
Yeah, the 1-piece neck is really cool.That neck could have been put on that body in 1990 or 1999, this is more an assembly of parts to complete a guitar, probably to sell. Just a feeling.
The neck wood is not what I'd expect, the Japanese necks were outstanding Bolivian. What is unique is the volute 1 piece instead of scarf joint.
And that is the neck joint mate you would expect to see from a guitar built, or assembled for Reb to actually use.Here are some pics I have of one of the LACS guitars (1/25/90 production). This one has a more "standard" control layout compared some of the other ones. Also has the production output jack location. You can see how much pointier the horns are on the prototype, how much thicker the top is and how wildly sculpted the neck joint is.
Well if the neck is 9/28/90, that would be right around the time you'd think that they'd be playing around with sample production bodies for the soon to be released Voyager. Obviously they hadn't yet arrived on the RBM1 vs RBM2 thing yet.I doubt Mace put that neck on 3 different bodies within 3 months. It's always possible, but I don't see it. So timeline goes out the window when you're just talking about assembling available parts to make a complete guitar, usually done to sell. And that it came from Mace would be surprising, because the parts should not have been his. They were either Rebs, or LACS, the builder does not own the parts or the whole, unless some deal was made to acquire, only to sell again? Doesn't hold alot of water.
I had never noticed that before. The neck joint extends past the lower horn on the LACS guitar and stops short of it on the production guitar. That explains why the contouring looks the way it does.You can see how much longer the joint is on the LACS body compared to the Fujigen, and why the mate is way off as are the holes.