Dating vintage fender bass

The serial numbers do not reflect this change - Fender continued to make instruments using existing serial number schemes.The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".Use the contact form on the right at the top of the page to send me pictures and a quick description of your guitar. I’m looking to buy vintage Fender Esquire guitars, Stratocaster guitars, Fender Telecaster guitars, Fender Jazzmaster guitars, Fender Jaguar guitars, Fender Mustang guitars, Fender Precision Bass guitars, Fender Jazz Bass guitars, and Fender Mustang Bass guitars.I love blonde and sunburst finishes but my favorite guitars are the vintage Fender custom colors with matching headstocks.Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on its main Stratocaster and Telecaster models and had always used different model designs for its lower priced guitars.

Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.If you’re having difficulty dating and identifying your vintage Fender guitar then use the contact form on the right side of the page to send some pictures. We specialize in accurately dating vintage Fender guitars and amplifiers.Fender guitars made before 1976 have serial numbers less than 6 digits and do not begin with a letter. There will likely be a square metal plate with three or four bolts.He moved to Boston in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll Squier. Squier violin strings, banjo strings and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price. Squier Company in early 1965, shortly before Fender itself was acquired by CBS in May of the same year.To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961. Squier Company became an official original equipment manufacturer for Fender in 1963. By the mid-1970s, the Squier name was retired as the strings had taken the Fender name.

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