Dating fender case
This isn’t entirely accurate however, since that is only the date the neck was built (even though most of the rest of the guitar was built pretty quickly after, not always though because Fender does use an assembly line method to build many of their guitars) and not the whole guitar.If your guitar serial number shows you that there is a possibility for more than one year, refer to our fender research guides section to get a more accurate timespan.Dating a guitar by Serial Number is easy, as long as you know which serial numbers match which years for each guitar model. They are almost always on either the top of the neck plate (the piece of metal on the back of the guitar near the neck), on the headstock (the top part of the guitar where the strings attach), or close to the body at the bottom of the neck. If your serial number has spaces between the first two numbers and the rest of the numbers, starts with a 76, or is only the number 500 refer to chart 2.Grab your guitar and set your timer, because we’re going to figure out what year your guitar was made Unfortunately, some models are not able to be dated due to the serial numbers being made for Fender production and not specifically meant to be for the customer for dating. Some of the models numbers do overlap unfortunately since Fenders primary intention for model numbers was to help their production team rather than provide an accurate dating system for customers.Certain things like stamped plates, and where and how the guitar was painted can help you figure out when the guitar was made.We’ll talk about how you can find some of this information in the next section. Just go to guys are usually pretty accurate but not 100%) Also, these guys are kind of hard to navigate on mobile.Since several models can share one chassis type (for example, the early brown 5G7 Bandmaster, 5G5 Pro and 5G12 Concert), this kind of interpretation is inaccurate.Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.
As with the Marshall logo, the original ‘spaghetti’ style Fender logo (above) is by [someone unknown], although general chatter suggests it was based on Leo Fender’s own signature with the ‘F’ being simply reversed!
The term ‘spaghetti’ wasn’t official, but was penned by Fender enthusiasts and collectors in later decades.
This original version of the logo was used in the 1950’s and 1960’s on most of the Fender instruments, including: as well as several other Fender instruments of that period.
Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.
and these changes are often disclosed and of a non-malicious nature.