or vinyl about.060 (inches) thick. The following six digits are the unit identifier, although it should be noted that these final six numbers are not sequential and do not provide any other identification information about the instrument. Early 1959: Due to a complaint by a Fender customer as to an obscentity written on the neck butt, no markings were used for the first part of 1959. The handle was a smooth plastic-leather over metal. But the "008" is not the month and year. If Fender used the coding system as early as 1967, then we should see more 19 guitars surfacing with the green stamped code. They weren't managing the numbers in any way. Gray bottom amateur sexdate pickups would be the rule, but black bottom pickups were used from old stock as late as 1967. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year) E4 5 digits E8 5 digits V 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Serial numbers compiled from several sources including myself, Gruhn, and Duchossoir. 1952 to 1953: Fender used "no line" Kluson tuners exclusively, and were unmarked (had no brand name stamped in the tuner back).
Fender Cases Note that the following case descriptions concerns mostly.S. Some of these indentification numbers are still out of sequence, jumbled up, or missing. As seen in the overlap of numbers and years, even these references to actual production dates are rather loose. Some may have stayed in the.S or found their way back (dating unclear) I(xxxxxxx) Limited number of these "I" series guitars were made in '89.
The fiberous material was added to the bakelite to add strength (bakelite is too brittle and would crack at that thickness without it). Fender hit another home run with the. 1968: Seemingly for this year only, most Stratocasters have a green square "chicklet" style tone cap (this may include other models too). 1971: two butterfly clips are used for the E, B, G, D strings on the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Telecaster Deluxe, Custom Telecaster. Instead it is a code for the type of neck (for example, "02"Stratocaster, "3/4"3/4 scale Musicmaster). Telecaster and Precision Bass keep traditional truss rod system.
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