I search out the original sale docs, and everything looks fairly legit. It came with both originally I've just looked at it and it has the serial number on it. Final Thoughts on Fender Guitars Fender guitars are just as remarkable for their history as their sound. Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given Fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model. The lead circuit pot values also stray from Fender's usual spec. The instrument features an alder body with a carved maple top, a pair of new Wide Range Special humbuckers controlled by a three-way switch, volume and tone with push-pull S-1 switch , and an Adjusto-Matic bridge and tailpiece arrangement.
But that son of a bitch is no where to be found on the guitar itself! I would imagine a kit guitar in some people's hands would be even more valuable than others. It also had a different type of bridge. It features a distinctive chambered body made of mahogany. Foreign Jazzmaster inspired guitars with faithful pickup variants are rare, though examples of nearly identical tremolo systems were far more common. This also means that various parts used on a particular guitar may have come from different points in time, so no single number can absolutely define when the instrument was built. Yes, as I wrote she's made in Korea.
I think that logo looks cool. This included replacing the bridge with a Tune-o-matic type, giving it a 9. But, it's difficult to tell from the pictures. Please add a detailed description to posts and titles. During that year he would also create his first guitar to sport the now famous F logo.
This model is much the same as previous Jazzmaster models aside from its Adjust-o-matic bridge the Fender equivalent of the bridge , and its unusual purple sparkle finish. The Standard featured two coil-tapped Blacktop humbuckers and a Pau Ferro neck; often mistaken for Rosewood. These are generally referred to as F series due the large Fender branded F on the neckplates of the era. Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship. Fender Custom Shop Jazzmasters The Fender Custom Shop also produces various Jazzmaster models, including reissues, relics, and models with modern appointments, such as flamed maple tops, humbuckers, hardtails, and modified or non-production bridges. These P-90 pickups operated with a bar magnet at the base instead of the magnetized polepieces of the original pickups. Bullet Series plywood , followed by 2-digit year.
We like to promote discussion. Serial numbers are applied to the necks when they are made, not when they are assembled onto a body. This guitar sports a single-coil Jazzmaster neck pickup and a hot vintage alnico humbucking bridge pickup, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs, a Jazzmaster tremolo tailpiece without locking button and a three-way toggle switch. Fender Duo-Sonic Launched in 1956 as a student model guitar. Here are the rough serial number ranges for the early Esquires and Telecasters: 161 to 357 1951 299 to 619 1952 0001 to 0160 1952 0161 to 0470 1951 - 1952 0475 to 0840 1952 - 1953 0848 to 1897 1953 - 1954 Also, for the first half or so of 1954, the inaugural run of Stratocasters had a distinct number sequence all under number 6000.
A heavily modified version would eventually become an iconic symbol of the performer. Dating a Fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition. Fender Coronado Released in 1965, it offers a rare divergence from the typical Fender style. Fender Telecaster Released in 1950, it was the first solid-body electric guitar to prove commercially successful. Probably made by Yako Taiwan.
Fender Telesonic A particularly rare variation on the Fender Telecaster design. Duchossoir the following information should help you but it is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. As collectable Jazzmasters go, this is a prime example with all the extras, and a worrying temptation for Shoegazers of a certain age. All of these are excellent resources for researching the fair market value of your instrument. Despite a similar name, these are distinct from the Fender Starcaster. I find it weird that Fender would release reissues that were close enough that they didn't put a serial number on the headstock or heel, but wouldn't stamp the serial on the bridge plate.
The body is larger than that of other Fender guitars, requiring a more spacious guitar case. Although they look similar, they are constructed differently. At many points in Fender's history, serial number usage overlapped again owing to the modular manner of production. So, post-1996 models only would have this form of serial number. This includes the comment area of youtube videos as well as anything that's embedded into the video itself.