Take the guard off and look for extra holes. This could save a considerable amount of money when painting thousands of guitars. This would cost more in materials custom color paint was the most expensive paint Fender used , but it sure was quick. You could email the file to me at rchastain at g m a i l dot com if you don't mind. For example, there is a picture in Tom Wheeler's American Guitars, page 54 upper left corner , of a man with long rubber gloves dipping bodies into a tank at Fender in the late 1950's. When the finish was dry, the nails were removed and the body was rubbed out and polished. How has it effected the original color? I removed the neck, and rubber-stamped on the body end is what looks like 650802 or maybe 050803.
Next the Alder body is sealed with a very thin coat of clear sealer i. Are they visible and free of paint? Check for a clear coat over the color. The people you talked to may not be aware of all the differences. Don't be scared of a custom color over sunburst, or a custom color over another custom color, or both. Hence they just stained all Alder bodies with the yellow, allowing them greater production flexibility.
. I do remember I didn't manage to pick up a single bad one. Lots of overlap in numbers in adjacent years. Fender Japan serial numbers can usually be found on the back of the neck near the neck joint. I think what needs to be clarified here is the use of the term and who is using it.
The back of the headstock has a sticker with the serial number 0050611xxx. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Gotoh tuners are stock, no other holes! Fullerplast soaks into the wood and creates a seal that prevents following coats from soaking into the wood like a sponge. Put them on the instrument s. I was told by a former Fender Rep that the necks were made one place and the bodies another, while the electronics were made in yet another. Perhaps these guitars were special show models, so extra care was taken in their finish. Most likely, this man is staining the Alder bodies yellow, a process used on Alder from 1956 and later before spraying the sunburst finish.
After all, if the shop was really in a hurry it can just spray the color coat right over the Alder without any preparation paint if need be. These large, stamped numbers sometimes denote a guitar as having some factory repair work, usually refinishing. If the tuners were not original, you would likely see additional holes in the headstock. What Fender did was seal the body as always , and then spray the sunburst colors with lacquer. Because in my opinion like the majority of Fender owners I don't have a particular interest in those guitars.
Also Desert Sand was also sometimes used as an undercoat. In the case of Sonic Blue, this might have happened because the yellow stain was bleeding through to the blue. I think a neck and pocket check is in order as well. On cars, a primer undercoat is used to increase the adhesion of the color coat to the metal. The first two digits of the number identify the year of manufacture, 10 for 2010, 11 for 2011, etc. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. My 1987 E4 strat was date stamped in 1987.
Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997! This is particularly pronounced in the transitional period of the mid-'80s, though the system has been pretty much on point since about 1990. Money well spent, and he plays it still. At this time, the location of the serial number also shifted from the bridge to the neckplate the metal plate located on back of where the neck meets the body. Anyway, I've had some pretty hot gas for one of these lately but I like to do my homework thoroughly first before jumping into something I might regret later. If before 1963, it should be fully painted.
It's either sen or ash - the wood has a darker tone in the neck pocket, and there are a few chips which show strong grain underneath. Then it could be put into the paint production system to be painted as if it was a new guitar. 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. Fender guitar and bass Serial numbers compiled from many sources including websites,databases, Gruhn, and Duchossoir. Therefore, you would think the guitar was made in 1984.