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    Serial Number and (Odd? NecK


    I just humbly entered the elite club of EBMM owners by buying a Silo 2nd hand. (See Avatar) Can anybody help me with interpreting the serial number (90227)? When was this guitar built ?

    Secondly, I am a little confused because of the neck. It looks great and has nice birds eyes, however, it is lacquered ?!? Has that been done as a mod opr where there orginally lacquered MM necks?

    Thanks for the help !

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    Welcome aboard and congrats on scoring that beauty!

    In order to get more information about your Silo you can post you guitar's serial here...
    ...and the awesome guys at EBMM customer service will take care of it.

    As for the lacquered neck...your Silo happens to be a pretty early one where the necks indeed were finished (same with the early Morses)...does it have a 6-bolt neck also? Don't know when exactly the transition to the oil/wax treatment happened but your Silo is easily 18 years old...
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    Yeah... Sounds like a golden oldie! Awesome.
    Welcome to the forum. Hope you stick around

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    I looked this serial number up in our database and it was done March 7, 1990...we started producing the unfinished necks in 1991
    Last edited by Aziah; 11-24-2010 at 12:06 PM.
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    Well, how about that for service Capt. Wow, Aziah rules

    Welcome to the forum

    Last edited by bazxkr; 11-25-2010 at 02:26 AM.

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    And you would think he would be as slow as a turtle lol.

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    Hi Aziah,

    thanks a million for that quick reply ! Awesome news, it seems I have stumbled over a true vintage baby...

    @coffeemug,DrGonzo5150,bazxkr, thanks for your kind words welcoming me to this forum !

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    Let's see some pics!

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    Question: Serial Number and (Odd? NecK

    Hi Buplirst,

    I hope this works, pics attached.

    I am still amazed !

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    wow what a nice vintage piece you have here

    congrats and welcome to the forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Sabashan View Post
    Hi Buplirst,

    I hope this works, pics attached.

    I am still amazed !
    Wow - very nice Silo. Love the ash bodies on those old 6-bolts!

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    Beautiful Silo....

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