Vintage Guitars Info's Vintage Fender Guitars, Basses, Amps. Introduction and General Specs.
Made in Mexico Fender serial numbers can be difficult to read and understand. Learn how to read Mexican Fender serial numbers and tell how old your Fender guitar is.
The Stratocaster was Leo Fender's second guitar design after the Telecaster around 1953, with actual production beginning in early 1954.
Instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components
Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the
They were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate (early 50s strats), and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some telecasters
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Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model
I'm a private guitar collector interested in vintage instruments by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch, Epiphone, National, Dobro, Rickenbacker made from 1920 to
They have been placed at the top of the neck plate, on the front of the headstock, on the back of the headstock, and on the back of the neck near where the neck bolts onto the body
The Serial Number Problem The difficulty in determing where your SRV Strat fits into the production line lies in the fact that Fender serial numbering, apparently
There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 1973 and 1981), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating
You will notice that there is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years
The Guitar Attic. Fender Serial Numbers and info. DATING YOUR U.S. MADE FENDER STRINGED INSTRUMENT. For the majority of Fender's U.S. instrument production history
Given the modular nature of fender s production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year
How to date Japanese, Mexican, USA, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian Squiers Pre-1996 dating is approximate. Japanese Squiers: For Japanese serial number dating
Serial numbers are also helpful in determining the year of production of a given instrument
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So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference
fenderguru.com is a source to vintage Fender guitar amps, mostly blackface and silverface models from the 1960s and 1970s. We explain how good maintenance, mods
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I just bought a Fender Stratocaster Standard (MIM) and i find it fantastic! Great playability, the frets are perfectly leveled and it stays in tune quite well.
FENDER STRATOCASTER, 1964. Sunburst. This guitar in back in our collection, after leaving in 2003. We have 53 new pictures online, but the
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Gibson Serial Number Identification and Dating – From 1975-1977 the number is typically found on a decal on the back of the headstock. This should be an 8 digit
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