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  1. Mikst

    Explorer model

    Thanks. I understand now that my question wasn't interpreted as intended. I was hoping there existed an official database of cross-references between serial and actual build spec.
  2. Mikst

    Explorer model

    2,5 hour, Acetone, a rag and a toothbrush. Good enough for new pickups.
  3. Mikst

    Explorer model

    If you want an identical copy of your car you can use the VIN number. My bad that that was not the case with a serial number on a guitar. Nothing visible in the pickup cavities, if not under the paint. Only the number on the head. My guess; mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard. Thanks for your support.
  4. Hello, Many years ago I bought a second hand Explorer, EXP83. The owner had painted turning keys, bridge, saddle and the whole guitar black. Thus, it was a bargain. Original, I guess, pickup at the neck, dirty fingers, and an EMG 81 at the bridge. Is it possible to find out the original spec from the serial number, 81305561? What I understand there could be different setups of pickups and material used for neck and body. Do you think it could be possible to remove the spray paint from the turning keys?
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