Your Eclipse is a set neck. The wood of the neck goes about 1/3 of the way into the neck pickup cavity.
This is a gibson, but the construction method is the same. There's wood available to do what you're thinking about,......MORE »
What Vincent is hoping to do is to take a neck joint that looks like this:And turn it into something like this:
I'd be concerned about the amount of glued surface you might lose, which might affect the neck stability. In......MORE »
As for the serial number, it wouldn't really surprise me. It also wouldn't surprise me that they were guitars that were received in exchange as a warranty repair that were refurbished and refinished.......MORE »