Benjirob

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Hi everyone!

I traded for my first Stingray, a 2012 Stingray 4.

I’m just wondering on the history of this guitar and if it is as it should be as according to the EB serial decoder, this bass was made September 11th 2012 but with a maple neck in black with a black pickguard.

This bass is blue… I don’t think it’s a refin from looking at it, wondering if it’s had the body swapped as the neck seems to check out. Anyone know any way to verify the authenticity of the body with the neck?

The pickup has been swapped so the electronics could be swapped too but date to sept 2012 so look like they match the neck, so may not be the most useful way of trying to identify if the body agrees.

Anyone have any tips on looking at the body to see if it matches with the neck?

I’ll upload some pics later today but the neck heel references what looks like 11018 and the body pocket what looks like (very faint) 11039 or 11089.

Are these meant to agree or can the serial number look up sometimes get colours wrong?

Traded with a reputable store so may ask if they can do anything if it isn’t the original neck and body.

Thanks!
 

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Benjirob

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Here’s a link to google photos, should show off the full guitar and pictures of the neck pocket/heel etc.

EBMM Stingray - Google Photos

The neck checks out, I think the body may have been swapped from reading the serial decoder.
 

danny-79

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There is always the possibility that the neck plate has been swapped for what ever reason (pretty obvious answer I know)
Can’t access the photos off my phone but will have a proper look later but as long as you are happy with the bass it’s all good
 

tbonesullivan

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It's also possible that the body was professionally refinished. I think I can see some black under the blue in some areas.
 

basshista

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The pattern or the painting on the neck pocket looks weird. I may be wrong but to my memory normally the neck pocket is completely cleaned. Then there is an indication (NAT for natural?) Near the bottom edge of the pocket..
 

Golem

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It was made on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Perhaps the records for your bass are crossed up with another bass due to emotional distraction ?
 
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