ExTrad from early 90s maybe the best one you would find in Fender Japan history, but I don't think there are that many in existence. It houses 15-20 different smaller companies, Like Kawi, Gen Gakki Ten, Yamara, Gotoh, Yamoto, etc. Teles sometimes have too much bite. You could look on the neck butt for a date. Just read the history above of Fender Japan and that is easy to understand! For Fender during the turning point era of the mid-'60s, check out Body and Neck Dates Through much of Fender's production history, Fender workers would print or write a production date on both bodies and necks where the two pieces meet.Next
Sell Your Gear on Reverb Made in Mexico Fender Serials Fender opened a factory in Ensenada, Mexico in the late '80s and instruments started coming off the line in 1990. Is there any relation to Garcia Guitars? The black one wouldn't stay open at all on any surface and would try to guillotine your hands when you took the guitar out of the case. I appreciate even the experienced amongst us could be stung but it ticked all the boxes for me. My 1985 Fender Japan '62 Tele Reissue, serial number A038675, when it was new. Value can be anywhere to 50 quid if it's a fake.Next
Serious electric guitar players and collectors clamored for reissues of the original instruments. Production of American-made Fender instruments ceased for much of 1985, as the newly independent company moved from Fullerton to Corona, California. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Beautifully balanced between the pickups, singing tone, responsive, etc. I just don't remember if there were Fiesta Red reissues in the Fullerton days. Summer 1985 was one of the most carefree times of my life.Next
Even the Fender logo is the correct for this year. However, the serial number on a fully neck-dated '89 model begins A033xxx. I picked this up some time back, custom wired it, played it like 3 or 4 times and tucked it away in my collection. But we'd have to see some pictures. Thus, the reissue Strats were shipped with a five-way selector to replace the factory-installed three-way switch. It should be noted that even though the finishes are poly, they're very highly prone to yellowing, so the white Strats can end up looking blonde and the Sonic blues can end up looking Sea Foam or Surf green. Although, due to their maverick finishes, the 'foto-flames' could not be regarded as convincing replicas.Next
I no sooner plugged it in I found out! A dengue, por exemplo, já matou centenas de pessoas só na capital de e um pequeno investimento em nossas podem salvar vidas. There could also be some allen screw models from 1988 - I don't know the exact start of the transition - but I'd say it's almost certain that no '85 or '86 examples were shipped with allen screw bridge saddles. It is rumoured that if you have the original paper hang tags, there is another manufacturing serial number that has the year of manufacture included in the number. For example, a serial number with N4 would be from 1994. Duchossoir wrote that an obvious difference between the original Strats and their reissues was the positioning of the dot markers at the 12th fret. It still has all the original case candy! Four years later, and yet a lower number. The neck has been played so much it feels like a vintage original.Next
Fender Japan serial numbers can usually be found on the back of the neck near the neck joint. . When I rewired this guitar, I started out with a new set of Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickups. Again, the serial number alone in any of these cases is not definitive and the best approach is to combine that with other methods like the neck and body dates, as well as just the features of the specific instrument. I guess I had Stevie Ray Vaughn in mind.
Also the neck plate is plain metal with only the serial number stamped on it. My apologies for not paying proper attention to the location of the bass and shop although it was clearly mentioned in your post. The custom 5-way switching really makes this Tele have the best of both worlds. Serial A098939 This is completely original except for the electronics. Even though the '62 Custom was a lot more expensive than, and obviously very different from the Squier '52, the build standards and desirability were the same. Like I said someone used the A number from the bridge on the warrany card from the double bound I had but that number can not be used to date a guitar, anyways he found 1998 in the pocket. The accuracy of these Reissues is amazing.Next
The staggered rod magnets are hand-ground, then aged by the exclusive Dun-Aged process; lacquered bobbins and cloth-braid hookup wire complete the vintage look. Real 1962 Strats featured nitrate scratchplates. The pots remained full-sized Japanese units of perfectly acceptable quality throughout. Kind of threw me for a loop because I was ready to explain why I couldn't pass up this deal, but got no push-back. In the late 80's, early 90's, there were quite a few of these offered new in Dallas area stores, and all of them in this area were '54's, not '57's, with V-necks and stud string retainers, rather than tree retainers.Next