I'll give you 100 bucks for it Glad you found the info useful. Guitar Type: Acoustic - Body Size: Dreadnought - Top Wood: Spruce - Sides: Rosewood - Back: Rosewood - of Strings: 6 - Headstock: 3+3 Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1969 - 1975 Description: Guitar Type: Acoustic - Sides: Maple - Curly - Back: Maple - Curly - of Strings: 6 - Hardware: Gold - String Instrument Finish: Sunburst Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1965 - 1968 Description: 1965-1968 Spruce Top Model Guitar Type: Acoustic - Top Wood: Spruce - Sides: Mahogany - Back: Mahogany - of Strings: 6 - Headstock: 6 In-Line Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1983 - 1992 Description: 1983-1992 Model. If you'd like to find out when your Fender acoustic guitar was manufactured, there is a simple process to follow. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses, although there were periods when this was not consistently done 1973 to 1981, for example or simply omitted. Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters shared a serial number sequence, while the landmark Precision Bass had its own system. The numbers and decals were produced far in advance, and some N9 decals denoting 1999 , were inadvertantly affixed to some instruments in 1990. Tortoise shell binding and pin type bridge.
Markets vary from city to city, but all in all Zach Fjestad does a pretty good job of laying down the base valuations for all popular guitars in all know configurations and conditions, and that's why we use his books. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year E4 + 5 5 digits E8 + 5 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 5 digits U. Fender specializes in electric guitars, specifically the Stratocaster for which they first became famous. The only way to definitively date U. I will also mention briefly pot-codes as a resource numbers on the internal potentiometers of the guitar.
However, Fender now has product lines in all types of musical instruments and accessories, including acoustic guitars. The plate has 4 exceptionally round holes placed exactly where you would hope they would be on a 4 hole Fender neck plate. There are certainly plenty of exceptions, so again, using serial numbers in conjunction with other dating methods is always the best bet. These dates will tell when the original part was manufactured, but are not exact indicators of when the guitar was actually put together and finished. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year E2 + 5 digits E3 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits U.
If it were over a kilometer I suspect it would not diverge from this flatness by more than a half a millimeter at most, at standard temperature and pressure of course. Locate the model of guitar you have by looking inside the center circle of the acoustic guitar. Fender makes guitars in the United States, Mexico, Japan and China, knowing where your guitar was made will make it easier to find the production date. Guitar Type: Acoustic - of Strings: 12 - Headstock: 6+6 - String Instrument Finish: Black, Sunburst Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1969 - 1973 Description: Guitar Type: Acoustic - Body Size: Classical - Top Wood: Spruce - Sides: Mahogany - Back: Mahogany Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1983 - 1987 Description: Guitar Type: Acoustic - Body Size: Dreadnought - Top Wood: Spruce - Sides: Rosewood - Back: Rosewood Fender Musical Instruments Acoustic Guitar - Vin 1968 - 1971 Description: 1968-1971 Mahogany Top Model. In this early period, the serial number can be found on the bridge of the instrument see image.
Do you know much about the serial numbers Baz? This can be a tall order for someone less versed in guitar history, but we do have some resources here on Reverb to help you out. The Fender neck plate was intensely flat. I dont know what it is worth now. The sides are Mahogany, and the two-piece Mahogany back is highlighted by a wood Marquetry stripe. This is particularly pronounced in the transitional period of the mid-'80s, though the system has been pretty much on point since about 1990. Main site: F55-12 series: Back story. Hit the jump to see just how old that guitar or bass really is.
Instead, the best approach to dating a Fender is to combine indicators from the design of the instrument, the dates found on the neck and body, along with the serial number. These have serial numbers starting with V and do not strictly correlate to years. Some browsing around the can definitely help you find which model you have. The 4 screws are all fabulously straight with deep uniform wood caressing threads and perfect Phillips style driving heads. Hi, You can check out mine on my website for more information. Here is what the neck date and body date look like from a 1952 Telecaster: If you're not comfortable removing the neck of a guitar to peek at the date marker, I encourage you to take it to a local tech or luthier. F-35 Specification change In 1975 a tortoise shell binding and a Marquetry stripe on the back was added.
Neck-dating can be useful in determining the approximate age of a guitar, but it is certainly not definitive because the neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced, rather than the complete instrument. It still plays great and my wife thinks it plays better than our 6-strings one Fender, one Washburn. Although I think I paid about only,175 back n 1980, I bought it for its quality sound, which it still has. Similarly, take a look at for general timeline of the history of everyone's favorite offset guitar. The neck dates on these guitars, however, are usually reliable.
Depending on the era and model, the number can be found on either the front or back of the headstock. One starting with Z5 would be from 2005. The previous owner had replaced six of the tuners and it had a bit of a ding in the back. You can order these titles through your local Authorized Fender Dealer. Being what can loosely be described as a bass player, I've not really played it much at all over that time.
Look inside the acoustic gutiar to find the guitar's serial number. If you have what you consider an odd serial number, it might appear here. This made it easier to tune and keep it there! Dating Your Instrument The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964. Still love my cheap old fender, been through a lot with me, an old friend I will not part with. Again, the serial number alone in any of these cases is not definitive and the best approach is to combine that with other methods like the neck and body dates, as well as just the features of the specific instrument. No mention on the site what the 1980 models were made from, all that is known is that 1980 was the last year of manufacture.