Squier dating guitars

Over the years Fender used modular production techniques that may have resulted in a guitar that has parts from one year to another.Parts may have been produced in one year and left in a bin until they were ready to be paired with a body.By May, Fender Japan had six vintage instruments— '57 and '62 Stratocaster models, a '52 Telecaster, '57 and '62 Precision Bass® models and a 62 Jazz Bass®.

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Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.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.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.The Bullet Strats are well-built, no-frills guitars that still rock all the typical Strat features, including a vibrato, or whammy bar system (sometimes also called tremolo), and are available loaded with the traditional three single-coil pickup configuration, or with one or two double-coil humbucking pickups, for a thicker, beefier tone that is less susceptible to feedback.There's even an Obey Bullet Strat available, with graphics from Shepard Fairey, so your guitar can make a statement before you even play a note!