Old style pre Stratocaster bridge

Dating usa fenders

Telecaster and Precision Bass keep

In either case, all original Tele switch tips have some stampings on their bottom side. By the end of the year, Fender became convinced that manufacturing was more profitable than repair, and decided to concentrate on that business instead.

Some Fenders use them, so don't. Examples of Source-Date Codes. The information source for Tokai electric guitars. The new guide contains the entire range of instruments and amplifiers, with color pictures and basic specifications. The interior material of these cases generally will match the descriptions below, but the exteriors will not.

Telecaster and Precision Bass keep traditional truss rod system. Most gray bottom pickup assemblies have at least one pickup with a hand written date. For example, the Jennings case had no leather ends, and were covered in thin brown vinyl tweed with dark pressed metal corners.

Fender adjusted the neck set at the factory with a shim. Pre Fender guitars have a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate. The nails were then used to suspend the body while the paint fully dried.

Tweed, brown tolex, white tolex. This case had a brown covering with a brown plush lining. Usually this isn't too difficult.

Most gray bottom pickup assemblies have