Help ID this NiteFly

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reverend-kansas
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Help ID this NiteFly

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I'm in the market for a Nitefly, I was hoping for a NiteFly SA, but someone offered me a modified NiteFly for a good price, so I'm thinking about accepting it. From the pics, can any tell which model of NiteFly it is?

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The dogbone saddles suggest that it’s a model between 1997 and 2007 according to our saddle thread. The battery compartment suggests that it’s likely not an NFVM 1 or 2 according to our NiteFly history thread. Serial seems like 1997 according to our serial thread.
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Serial number of 117306, would put it in the November 1997 range? Or is it 2007?
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reverend-kansas wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 2:17 pm Or is it 2007?
You’re right that there seem to be some inconsistencies in 2006 and 2007 where most Flys and NiteFlys have a P designation while some don’t. Still, I think this is a ‘97.
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OK, that means it probably started as an NFV4, before the pickup swap. Any feedback on this version? My ultimate goal is to get 2 Niteflys, one must be a stock SA, and the other I want to play around with different pickup combinations.
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I have one from that same year and I like it a lot. The maple body is a little on the heavy side compared to Flys, of course, and you’d shave off a little weight with a swamp ash NiteFly, but they’re great instruments. If this one has a functional truss, no fret issues, and is priced in a range you like then it sounds like a win!

As an alternative to owning two, you might consider getting a second pickguard with the original DiMarzio pickups and a Fishman Powerchip, or asking a forum member here if they have those parts to sell.

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This is an SA, correct?
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hi,
i think it should be a maple nfv4 - see pic below
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