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Dating Your. Be sure to ask nicely, she’s a lady! Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. When I first started getting serious about wanting to know about my Fenders. I heard a myriad of terms like ‘ slab board, lam board, big head, little head, spaghetti logo, big logo, black logo, gold logo ‘ — I was lost. I had owned a Fender for almost thirty years and was in the dark! Even after reading descriptions of what these terms meant, I still needed a visual.

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Inside a Fender Jazzmaster. Inside a to Fender Telecaster video. Inside a to Fender Stratocaster video. For most collectors, pre-CBS pre Fender vintage guitars and amps are the desirable ones. Although CBS purchased Fender officially on January 3rd , it took some time till the guitars changed though by mid , six months before CBS bought Fender, things were already “on the way down”.

Headstock Fender in silver custom telecaster in black 1 string tree no signature truss rod adjust at body. Tuners Vintage In addition to the 2 MIM versions there are custom shop and Squier versions. Years available to date. The two.

Stolen Guitars Related Content and sort options :. Related Content and sort options. Guitar Performance Jobs. Guitar Teaching Jobs. Guitar Courses. Guitar Competitions. Guitar Sales. Gibson Les Paul Standard serial I owned this guitar for over 20 years. It was a gift when I was a kid…. In a tweed gator case with blue lining.

How can I find out when my Mexican-made instrument was manufactured?

The difference being the headstock. The prototype originally made for Jim came with the s style Strat headstock. Root got it shaved down to a standard Telecaster shape. This made the s Fender Telecaster logo go to the very edge of the headstock. He was impressed with the quality of Fender and contacted Alex Perez.

The guitar comes with a SKB molded case with a blood red plush interior. Root uses EMG active pickups. This guitar is made in Mexico while his signature.

I’m a guitarist and bassist with over 35 years of experience as a musician. The Fender Telecaster is a historic instrument with origins dating back to the dawn of solid-body electric guitars. Musicians love the Tele today just as much as they did back then, and it is one of most popular guitars of all time. While it is most commonly associated with country music, blues and rock, the Telecaster can get the job done in just about any genre.

Even heavy metal shredders have been known to employ modified Teles. These are among the finest instruments a guitarist can own, and they are worth every penny. But what about the student, hobby guitarist or working musician? For many players, American-made Fenders are simply too expensive. You know Fender is among the top guitar brands in the world.

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So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You’re not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverb , and finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument.

The new Fender Brent Mason signature Telecaster is based on his heavily modified vintage ’67 Telecaster, a guitar with many hardware mods and a unique​.

Reverend NEW! Dean Back to top of page Every Dean guitar made in United States comes with a seven digit serial number that is printed on the back of the headstock some 90s models may be stamped on the fretboard. First two numbers in the sequence are the last two digits of the production year. If you see a seven digit serial number on the back of a Dean guitar, you can be sure that it was produced in United States.

Dean’s more affordable line made outside the US may require looking at features and hardware and some knowledge of the line. Here the serial is decoded as:.

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Discussion in ‘ Basses [BG] ‘ started by nordicjazz , Nov 23, Can anyone date a Jazz Bass?? Nov 23, Yeah as long as her parents approve!

Dating a Fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition. It helps narrow things Fender Esquire, Broadcaster, and Telecaster Serial Numbers to (serial number Dating Mexican Made Fender Guitars As was stated.

Forgot your password? By Puckman , May 4, in Electric Guitars. A friend of mine has a Start that he can’t seem to identify. He doesn’t know anything about guitars, which doesn’t really help. I am not somewhere where I can see said guitar. Serial number starts with MZ5 which confirms it as a Mexican made guitar. But would I be able to tell from the number itself if it’s a standard strat, 50th anniversary strat, deluxe player strat, or whatever else strats are made in Mexico?

So what other strats are made in mexico besides the standard? I’m trying to figure out what else it could be, if anything else. It’s a Tele with a Bigsby. Frankly, I’ve found Fender’s web site to be a little lacking in the serial numbers department. I have a DeVille that doesn’t seem to match any description they have so I can’t tell what year it was made. All that the serial number tells you is the approximate year of manufacture.

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At Gear4music. With a feature-laden specification and created under the guidance of Fender USA, MIM guitars are high-quality instruments that truly warrant the iconic Fender logo. The Fender Player Series is a new line of guitars designed to replace the Standard Series, with an upgraded specification and some wonderful new colours for The Fender Mexican factory turned 25 years old in and has been producing a complete range of Fender guitars and basses under the guidance of Fender USA.

Located in Ensenada, Mexico, Instrumentos Musicales Fender is only a short mile drive from Fender Musical Instruments in Corona, California, yet that cross-country location means the MIM guitars and basses offer exceptional value for money. Built to replace the Standard Series, the new Fender Player Series is designed to provide the essence of classic Fender designs with just the right level of modern features to appeal to contemporary players.

Thanks to Christian and Pasi for putting this date-a-Strat section together!! The Mexican Standards that I have played seem to be very nice guitars, especially Most guitars with two single coil pickups also do this (ie., the Telecaster, Jaguar.

Vintage Fender guitar Information:. The following excerpts of information is from website www. For example, there is a picture in Tom Wheeler’s American Guitars, page 54 upper left corner , of a man with long rubber gloves dipping bodies into a tank at Fender in the late ‘s. The description incorrectly denotes the man is applying “Fullerplast” to the bodies. Most likely, this man is staining the Alder bodies yellow, a process used on Alder from and later before spraying the sunburst finish.

Fullerplast is a clear, sprayed chemically curing sealer, unaffected by solvents after it dries. It is made by Fuller O’Brien , hence the name “Fullerplast” and all this time you though it was named after the city of Fullerton, the home of Fender. Fullerplast soaks into the wood and creates a seal that prevents following coats from soaking into the wood like a sponge. This means spraying the color coats is easier and the coats can be applied thinner saving material, money and dry time.

Even though alder is a “closed pore” wood, the first few coats of lacquer will soak in like a sponge without some type of sealer coat. Fullerplast dries in 15 minutes, and is paintable in one hour. It is also applied very thin. Most experts agree the actual product “Fullerplast” as made by Fuller O’Brien actually started to be used around at Fender. Prior to that, Fender used other products as their sealer coat, but they did the same thing.

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