The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA).The EIA assigns each manufacturer a three-digit code (there are some with one, two or four digits).
I must admit it was an exquisite-looking, mint-condition guitar, and if it weren’t for the one volume pot that had been replaced, it would still be in 100-percent original condition.
There are people who wouldn’t have a big issue with this, yet others would react to the replaced pot and think, “If the volume pot has been changed, what else is not straight on the guitar?
John Brown is the inventor of the Fretted/Less bass.
He owns and operates Brown’s Guitar Factory, a guitar manufacturing, repair, and restoration facility staffed by a team of talented luthiers.
On the side, another group of numbers indicates the year of manufacture (you’ll need a source-date code system to interpret them).