These two models had a single cutaway body style similar to that of the Fender Telecaster but much closer in size to the Mustang and Duo-Sonic that the Bullet One replaced with a 21 fret rosewood neck and Telecaster-style headstock and Kluson Deluxe tuners. Similarly to preceding student models like the Mustang, Bronco and Musicmaster, cost savings were made by using inexpensive hardware and parts that were quick to assemble and labor saving. The Bullet One Deluxe had a plastic pickguard with a separate, traditional hardtail bridge while the standard model featured a metal pickguard-bridge combo painted white or black, with separate saddles for each string. Both models had 2 single coil pickups with a three-way selector switch. The pickups the same enclosed units used on the Mustang. Series 1 Bullets Ones were available in red with a white or black pick guard and ivory. The only fret board available was Rosewood in This series featured a double cutaway body similar to the Fender Stratocaster without body contouring and therefore almost the same shape as the Mustang and Duo-Sonic that the Bullet One replaced. Headstocks retained the version one Telecaster profile.
Still, the song that brings out the enthusiastic grin on most of us is of course Dogs. For me it was what got me into this crazy hobby — trying to figure out how the hell David got his magical tone. Dogs dates back to the middle of the Dark Side of the Moon tour.
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Don’t let anyone try to convince you that there is a Strat Plus, they just did not exist. It was owned by a former Fender employee who recently passed away. The strings, I am certain, were the original from 87, as they were rusty and hard to pull through the nut. I have owned ‘s of Strat Plus’, as well as helping s of people to identify their guitars. I also saw where Shell Pink was listed as an available color from Fender in color code 56 but not in any of the Strat Plus brochures.
This is the oldest Strat Plus I have come across yet, as it came off the assembly-line July 27th, ! Scroll up to see John’s Custom Shop work log. The backs of the pickups do not even have any stickers with the part or patent numbers. Instead they are hand scribed most likely done by Jeff Lace when in high school. The numbers on the pickups indicate the order which they were manufactured!
The soldering is very interesting, almost like they were trying to decide how to wire them up. Has the big fat resistor on the TBX. Another interesting feature, beside the split Wilkinson nut, is the starred Sperzil locking tuners. Each tuner locking knob has a Star on them, indicating “very early”!
Hi Folks, I’ve had a long history with Stratocasters and for years my go to was a American Standard in “natural” or what we now call “Tobacco Burst”. In , I picked up a bright red Squier Affinity for my teen son to start learning on and he quickly decided that Porsches were more his style that guitar playing, so the Squier became relegated to the closet.
Around 8 months ago, I discovered a series of great videos on Youtube by Gelazzo Frudua on setting up Strats. One series dealt with the tremolo setup. Not wanting to mess up my ’76, I pulled the Squier out of the closet and took a look. You could only down-bend and intonation sucked.
Squier is the launching pad for beginners, pointing intermediate and advancing guitarists toward their ultimate goal-owning a Fender! With those goals and others in mind, Squier will continue to offer products with features and prices that deliver truly excellent value, from .
But, with more sales came more production, and more production meant less attention to details and a slumping of quality-control. They were getting more poorly-made instruments as the years went on and found they were still paying a high price for them. With the introduction of many other versions of the Strat and Tele, and other less-popular models, guitarists started looking for alternatives to Fender guitars.
At this time in Japan, the electric guitar was making its great debut, and Fender guitars were highly sought-after. Pickups were unwound and studied electronically, wood core samples were taken and exact dimensions of the woods were recorded. Artists were paid to replicate the logo designs and hardware designs. And then, finally, the Japanese started to manufacture their own Fender replicas under the names of such companies as Greco, Fernandes, ESP, Joo Dee, Westminster, Heerby, El Maya, and even Yamaha so that they could enjoy what America was enjoying, but under their own terms and at their own cost.
And most importantly, these guitars were easily available from local music shops. This went on for a number of years until it had become so popular that Fender was made aware of the situation and decided to really take a look at what was going on in Japan. After deliberately getting their hands on a few good copies, they were astonished and probably really angry about how accurate some of the copies were. Many ceased like El Maya, Heerby, and Joo Dee , but many desisted and kept making these same guitars with minor changes to the logos and headstock designs.
About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.
Sep 16, · Dating a Squier Affinity Strat Discussion in ‘Squier Strat Forum’ started by DJMonty, Sep 15,
We have alltypes of musical equipment and instruments such as acoustic, bass and electricguitars, saxophones, microphones, ocarinas, flutes, and many more! Holds tune perfectly pickups produce great seven string tones. We Sell Used Musical Instruments. Locking tuners, same neck radius as the deluxe. Under 5 hours of playing time, never left my house, showroom condition. Comes with Fender flight case.
Total play time on this guitar is less than 10 hours.
A Masterbuilt will always include the builder’s signature with the logo. Teambuilt models do not. Then check the Cert and serial number. Fender Consumer Relations 1 can verify a ser and provide background info on an instrument. I’ve gotten immediate verification when doing this.
Nov 18, · Serial Number dating? Discussion in ‘The Squier Bass Place’ started by gregomatic, Apr 14,
Dating Squier Stratocasters dating squier stratocasters Squier Mini Strat IS This guitar was made by Samick in Indonesia and is a typical representative of the most common Mini in terms of appointments and color. If you have a Fender in your hands, you can use this guide to precisely date your Fender instrument all the way back to Hi, Im trying to date a Squier and all references on the web say refer to the Fender serial number dating service.
Check and accurately date your Fender Japan guitar on this page. What I find most interesting of all, is the extremity of opposing views on the early Korean Squier Stratocasters Fender Serial Numbers, to Present more or less not always up to date Dating a Fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition. It helps narrow things down, but in most cases is an inexact science. Leo Fender never intended for his guitars to become collectors items. Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.
But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear. Fenders production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost. Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.
In the early years, Fender serial numbers schemes were specific to the model. Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters shared a serial number sequence, while the landmark Precision Bass had its .
Bass 6 , to Typical wear on a ‘s Fender maple fingerboard. Fingerboard Material Maple fingerboard, s: This was the standard neck on all models until when the Jazzmaster was introduced with a rosewood fingerboard; the rest of the Fender models changed to rosewood fingerboards in mid Rosewood fingerboard, “Slab” Brazilian , to That is, the bottom of the fingerboard was flat and the board was fairly thick. A picture of a slab board neck as seen from the “butt” of the neck can be seen in this picture.
Also shown is the difference between reissue and original slab board necks. The Musicmaster family also used slab fingerboards usually Indian rosewood for about a year from Sept to Oct Slab fingerboards are also identifiable from the peghead by their “hump” line humps toward the tuners , just above the nut. Rosewood fingerboard, “Veneer”, The veneer of rosewood got even thinner by mid Also by the rosewood changed from Brazilian to Indian rosewood. Veneer fingerboards are also identifiable from the peghead by their “dished” line dishes toward the nut , just above the nut.
These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early Squier Vista Series[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time.
Dating korean squier strat. Like most important thing to an illustrious history dating japan – fmi. Hi, anxiously waiting for a ’57 american vintage reissue strat bridge, years. You into the most important thing to trade me a guitar, dec 23, reissue. Has a body is .
He remained active until his untimely death in February His main guitar in the early years was a Les Paul acquired from Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, which he owned for more than 40 years before selling it in This is the guitar that Gary used on his best selling album Still Got The Blues, and the one he kept by his side until his death. As said, Gary used this guitar very briefly and it pretty much disappeared after mid If you happen to know what happened to it after, be sure to let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
After leaving Fleetwood Mac in Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years. Couple of visuals mods are also worth mentioning. If you happen to know more, be sure to send us a message. Photo by Alan Perry www. Please note that even though the interview was published in January , it was likely conducted a couple of months prior.
Squier Company manufactured strings for violins , banjos , and guitars. In , the company was acquired by Fender. By , Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name. In , the Squier brand was reactivated by Fender to become its brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars.
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Anyone know about Chinese Affinity Strats from the 80s. Fender does not support these theories and just states the dating of these instruments as unclear May 25, You can probably date the guitar with the serial number. For Japanese Squier serial number dating, see Fenders serial number dating Aug 4, USA, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian Squiers Pre dating is So what its from china they put in a little work on this one for fender for a person that is trying make ends meet.
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