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Where do I find my Fender Serial Number? This article is intended to help you date your Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass guitars all the way back to the early s.
In order to tell how old your Fender is you will have to find the identification number or neck number. The serial number location has changed a few times of the years. From to Fender guitar unique numbers were stamped in the bridge cavity cover plate.
Modern Fender production guitars, to the present, have their ID numbers on the front or back of the headstock near the Fender decal. In Fender decided to start making reissued vintage guitars.
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These guitars were replicas of the early and s era guitars. True to form the reissue guitars have their identification numbers stamped in the neck plate.
The serial numbers on the outside of the body are not the only way to date a Fender guitar however. Fender also dated the neck when it was manufactured. After the neck was finished, a Fender employee would either stamp or handwrite the date on the end of the guitar neck on its heel. This marking is only visible when the neck is removed from the body because it is covered in the neck pocket.
Almost all Fender guitars have a dated neck. Some Fender guitar bodies and pickups also have dates written on them. Few Fender guitars have dates written on the bodies under the pickups, in the routed out cavities, and near the wiring harnesses. Fender only decided to write dates on the bodies for a few years here and there. They never really did that consistently.
What does the date on the neck mean? Many people think that the date on the heel of their Fender neck is the production date of the guitar. Soon after their introduction, a new and larger Squier logo appeared, accompanied by the now-familiar "by Fender" logo. There's Magic in the Breed In lateas it had in Europe and Japan, Fender decided to import Squier instruments into the United States in order to compete with the many copies flooding the domestic market.
To make them stand out without competing directly with Fender's existing domestic models, these U. Setting the Standard The Squier Standard Series, introduced in the mids, was based on the original vintage models, but with more up-to-date features likely mirroring design evolution and standardization at big brother Fender.
Bythe series had evolved to include the Squier II Stratocaster which had a more modern-looking tremolo several non-pickguard contemporary designs, and even the heavy metal HM Series, which featured pointed headstocks and flashy finishes.
These contemporary and HM series instruments soon disappeared quietly, but the Standard Series itself continued throughout the early s and evolved into a new generation of Squier models. Entry-level Affinity Series instruments were straightforward, basic Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision Bass guitars in black, red and white. Next came the existing Standard Series, and at the top of the line were the new Pro Tone models, fine instruments with special touches aged plastic parts, shell pickguards, painted headcaps, etc.
Higher-end options such as transparent finishes on ash bodies and gold hardware began to drive Squier prices up and elevate the brand perhaps a bit too close to Fender and Fender Japan during this brief era. Non-traditional Squier Vista Series instruments were also introduced in this period. Some Vista models, such as the Super-Sonic, Venus and Venus XII, were innovative designs with no clear Fender predecessors; others combined Fender features from different models into all-new creations such as the Jagmaster, which remains a solid Squier performer to this day.
Fender had previously experimented with "holiday bundles," but the Squier package concept proved wildly successful, putting a new generation of young musicians on a path to making music. Showmasters and 7-Strings The dawn of the new millennium saw Squier dabbling once again in areas perhaps better left to others, with several products designed to appeal to and accommodate more aggressive playing styles. The Squier Showmaster Series, much like the HM Series of the s, featured non-pickguard guitars with locking tremolos, multiple humbucking pickup configurations, black hardware and reverse headstock designs.
Music tastes at the time often ran to lower-than-low sub tones fueled by 7-string models, and Squier produced a short-lived 7-string Showmaster guitar.
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Throughout the early s, Squier staples such as the Affinity and Standard series continued with few changes other than occasional color additions, although a new twin-pivot bridge with satin anodized saddles was added to the Standard Series once again mirroring Fender in design evolution.
Although the new series offered several instrument style options—single-cutaway beginner guitars, semi-hollow-body blues guitars and archtop jazz boxes—at an excellent value, these products ultimately did not resonate with the Fender audience, beginners or otherwise.
More successful that year was the follow-up to the best-selling guitar of the previous two years, which was Fender's Mexico-built Tom DeLonge Stratocaster model. Special Designs and Limited Editions Squier produced a succession of successful launches from the early to mids, most of which kept the Fender theme. Figured-top Deluxe models and black-and-chrome Standard Series models were launched, along with two Telecaster Custom models that became part of the new Vintage Modified family.
Squier scored big hits in with the upgraded Jagmaster II and the popular Squier '51, a value-priced instrument with unique looks—a very cool melting pot of vintage and modern features that combined '51 Precision Bass cosmetics, Stratocaster body shape and a tinted Telecaster neck.
Squier introduced the Master Series in ; five instruments with dual humbucking pickups intended for players of all styles, from blues to rock to metal to jazz. The M was a smaller non-traditional double-cutaway offered in a budget model and a higher-priced version with satin hardware and block fingerboard inlays. The Esprit borrowed its shape and name from a mids Fender model used by players such as Robben Ford and studio ace Tommy Tedesco.
In the future, Squier will seek more artists who want to be part of the Fender family and be associated with products that give their young fans an affordable instrument of inspiration and expression. Squier is Fender—sharing its product platforms, trademarks, standards and iconic designs. 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 beginners to hobbyists to working musicians alike.
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