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    Schecter Body wood

    I got this old partscaster from the early 80's.
    It has been put together (allegedly) by Kitarapaja here in Finland.
    They imported Schecter parts back then so it could be so.
    There is a number series 2228 at the neck pocket. What it means?
    At the pot cavity there is 342R written with pencil.
    It weighs 2.7 kilograms = 5.95 pounds
    What is this wood:






    I'd be appreciated for any information.
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    if the orangy color is what it really looks like, my guess is teak.

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    Thanks Tom.
    So what is that 2228 code?

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    tom is offline Supreme Commander of the Anderson Empire
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    om necks there was an F number, which was a part number, then a separate serial number. the bodies may have just had a serial number. i don't recall there really being a log that was kept so the numbers are pretty much meaningless at this point.

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    So my Schecter build has been on hold but now I'm back at it.
    I ordered from MK-Guitars Germany a loaded brass pick guard "similar to Schecter F400 from the 70's" as he described it.
    Hand-wound custom tapped pick-ups by Harry Häussel.
    Got the original Schecter brass tremolo, brass neck plate and brass jack plate.
    I'm now looking a neck for it and I'd like cocobolo for the looks but hows that tone wise?
    I heard that it is pretty heavy? What wood would You choose for a neck?

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    Here it is:



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    any cocobolo necks we made at schecter failed before becoming guitars, they all twisted. wood availability back then was more crude than it is now. people just sliced up wood for any purpose not paying as much attention to how the wood was dried. these days vendors see the value in higher quality wood and generally treat it better.

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    Project completed:

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    A bit of a cheat as it is 22 fret neck and truss rod adjustment at the headstock but I don't mind
    It weighs 4,7kg so it's a bit heavy but it sounds pretty good to me.
    Look at my shiny brass nut


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