Now most collectors interested in these models do so because they can not afford a vintage Strat or Tele. Note the rounded pickup route corners, compared to the

1970's pickup routes seen above. Contact the vintage guitar info guy. The same lacquer-coated tweed outside and bright red shag plush lining was used, but the interior pick pocket was moved to the side next to the neck. In 1958 Fender then switched to "threaded" saddles on the tele bridge (not shown). Vintage Series) 1998 N8 5 or 6 digits N9 5 or 6 digits V 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Top: 1963 to 1970s style CRL 3-way switch with round base. Old style (pre-1971) Stratocaster bridge. Like Henry Ford, part of Leo Fender's genius was in optimizing the company's danske piger søger sex production efficiency. The center wheel is still brown bakelite. No case logos were used from 1958 to 1965. Serial numbering didnt change because instruments continued to be made using existing tooling, parts and serial number schemes. This shows a "double stamped" neck plate, one number with a "-" prefix and stamped on the bottom of the plate, and the other number with a "0" prefix! Fender adjusted the neck set at the factory with a shim. Many times the initials of the woodworker were also indicated, such as "TAD" or "TG" for Tadeo Gomez. The "Y" or "YY" is the last digit(s) of the year, and the WW is the week. Double stamped serial number plates were also produced (number on both front and back of the neck plate) in late 1957 to early 1959. Note the added "shoulder" near the body's edge to accomodate an attachment screw. Neck Back Shapes (profiles all guitar and bass models. Stratocaster: this was the first Fender model to use plastic knobs and pickup covers. The interior was a bright red plush shag. May or may not have a Diamond logo (seen both ways).

Fender truely for thought the Jazzmaster would make a sensation in the jazz scene. All other sizes were available by special order only. Flat boxshaped paper tone cap, fender Telecaster Thinlin" in 1971. In 1971 the Strat bridge changes to a less expesive saddle made of cast metal. B 1 5" and an aluminum pickguard shield all attached to a" Fender changed the model to use Humbucking pickups. A" wire, fender found a niche with its instruments.

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In 1980 Fender changed back to the small Stratstyle peghead design on most models except the Tele. It str should be nyc clearly stated that Fender serial numbers ARE NOT definitively chronological. The Pbass and Jazzmaster used a 4 layer pickguard of Tortoisewbw except on certain custom colors which used a 3 layer wbw pickguard. Put them on the instruments, s Vintage Series 1992 N2 5 or 6 digits N3 5 or 6 digits V 5 or 6 digits. Etc, would be a CTS pot made in the 4th week of 1950.