Dating a fender usa mustang bass

17-Oct-2019 19:28

Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.

MADE FENDER STRINGED INSTRUMENT For the majority of Fender's U. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.

Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days.

Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas?

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There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 19), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted.

Well, this universal “truth” was debunked when we found a bunch of amps with transformers made by the Better Coil and Transformers company.Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference.WD offers many more Fender pickguards than shown here. Due to a variety of manufacturing changes over the years many guards require tracings so we can both know that you are getting the pickguard that will fit your guitar.

Well, this universal “truth” was debunked when we found a bunch of amps with transformers made by the Better Coil and Transformers company.

Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.

So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference.

WD offers many more Fender pickguards than shown here.

Due to a variety of manufacturing changes over the years many guards require tracings so we can both know that you are getting the pickguard that will fit your guitar.

It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.