Dating late 70s stratocaster

Published: 02.02.2018

An original Stratocaster wiring harness and pickguard. From and later, sticky aluminum foil was attached to the bottom of the pickguard, just around the pots and switch.

Typical wear on a 's Fender maple fingerboard. Mid to March

Note how the "bakelite" covers are whiter, and the edges have rounded. Penciled by hand below the truss rod adjustment at the butt end of the neck usually in M-D-YY format. Starting in 5-way CRL pickup selector switches were standard. Here's the breakdown of Post American-made Fender serials: Still shaped like a guitar, the poodle case had one flat side that did not follow the contours of the guitar this was the side of the case that rested on the ground when the case was set down by the handle. Fender starts using different truss rod systems, depending on the model. They ALSO had the upper strap holder peg at the tip of the horn versus on the inside of the horn like most.

Also the interior was not a short dark orange plush, but was now a long, light colored orange shag. When you have the neck pitch where you want it tighten the bottom screw. All collectors feel the quality of their instruments and amps suffered as CBS employed more "mass production" manufacturing processes to the Fender guitars.

But even aged white 'guards look much different than the older "green" 'guards. All models used Ash as the body wood.

Pawn Stars: 1970s Ibanez Guitar

Note bakelite was never used for white Fender pickguards on any model though many people refer to white pickguards as such; but it's not bakelite. Fender truely thought the Jazzmaster would make a sensation in the jazz scene. Double stamped serial number plates were also produced number on both front and back of the neck plate in late to early The number will have an 'S' prefix possibly an 'E', read below followed by a six digit number.

    1. Nick_Summer - 10.02.2018 in 04:46

      Here's the breakdown of Post American-made Fender serials: Newer and less attractive plastics were used for the pickguards.

      Kirill_Fast - 16.02.2018 in 09:09

      Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff.

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