The grooves near the neck are a feature of some Fortresses, i think the early ones (this is a '94 i think, well the body is!):
I have since put the truss rod cover the right way round too
. I've not had the bass long so i only discovered it was upside down yesterday!
I know Warwick made the Fortress with Ovangkol necks as well as the more popular Wenge, also i have heard of them using a 3 piece maple neck on the German ones too.
I posted on the Warwick forum and it's either:
-A custom order made from old parts. However this wouldn't explain adjustable the brass nut unless that was lying around too. The only custom Fortresses on the Warwick site both have the Just-a-nut
- An original body with a replacement neck. Still doesn't explain the nut unless Warwick were kind enough to take it off the old neck, or again it was lying around
I suppose it's unlikely that there was an error when the serial was being stamped, giving an 0 instead of a 9?
It's been confusing me all weekend!
Edited by lemmywinks, 21 September 2009 - 03:39 PM.
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