It's a genuine Fender whatever that means. If I sold them i could have made more money. Up to 1900, the best were made in Europe. What can you tell me about it? I recently bought a what I believe to be 1985 Squier Bullet 1. Unfortunately, the Jag and Samick jazz box were trade bait so I could purchase a Mustang bass for an upcoming oldies group project.
Others were quite poor, and were made to look firmly inferior by copies from rivals Tokai. Those made by Cort are the most desirable. Some browsing around the can definitely help you find which model you have. Every guitar straight from the factory needs to be set up by someone that knows what they're doing. Hello Mivv, a very nice guitar you have there. My preference for feel and sound right now is the Tele. The frets are a little small for my taste but still quite good, but the edges of the neck and the feel in general is excellent.
Depending on the era and model, the number can be found on either the front or back of the headstock. The left hand image below shows how these initial Fender reissue headstocks looked. Who knows how long it was waiting in the Fender factory before finding its way into a Tele? Because the number was placed on a sticker it is fairly common for the serial number to be missing. He said he could count on 1 hand how many times he had played it. What little time I've been on here this seems to be a great forum, there are plenty of people willing to help and usually someone always has the answer you're looking for. Full articles for the pics in the composite image above can be found on the following links clockwise from top left : , , , and. It would be impractical to detail all the ins and outs of this phase or manufacture, but there are some important generalisations to be made.
My parents bought me my first electric guitar out of the newspaper here in Melbourne when i was 14yrs old. Among the variables were the type of finish either polyester or nitro-cellulose , the body woods, and the neck profiles. The pickups used in the Contemporary models were manufactured by Fujigen. Well, of course it is a matter of opinion. For example, a serial number with N4 would be from 1994. Edited to add: What does it say below the Squier logo? Now for round 2, what would you play on it for the 1st time? These markings were applied to Squier vintage reissue Strats imported into Europe from 1982 to 1984.
Yako china 08 I am happy to host your first post Last edited by on Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:13 pm, edited 1 time in total. Fender Japan serial numbers can usually be found on the back of the neck near the neck joint. Muitos destes insetos são transmissores de doenças e a é indispensável no combate a mosquitos transmissores de doenças. He moved to in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll Squier. It was for sale as new and on its own! Fender doesn't have detailed records on anything prior to 1993. All info would be great as I am new to all of this.
And is it a Korea model, or Japan? The trem is a small zinc one ok though and pickups are ceramic but quite nice sounding if a little bright. Also need to say modern player doesn't have any of the cheap feel as squier. As I understand it, Fender builds necks and bodies in big batches on separate assembly lines, then those parts go into storage until needed by the main assembly line where complete guitars are put together. This is particularly pronounced in the transitional period of the mid-'80s, though the system has been pretty much on point since about 1990. Equivalent '57 Reissues can be found via. And the first number following is the year.
Even in bits the neck would be 50 quid on ebay ,body anywhere up to a ton plus. If there is not anything written, all the parts will have to be analised and compared to the models showed in Fender Japan catalogs over the years. Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and to establish Fender Japan. So yes, today the early Squiers look like they were worldbeating value, but in their day they still lost a hell of a lot of battles to rivals. So as soon as Squier had proved itself as a brand and earned a good reputation, it was time to stop playing Tokai and Fernandes at their own game, and make some proper money. Bodies are not serialized or reliably dated, they usually only have a bar code tag with the part number.
I plug the Affinity Tele into a Sunn Concert Lead with matching 4-12 cab and the sound on the bridge pup is phenomenal. The headstock markings were the only glaring inaccuracy on these otherwise faithful vintage replicas. I would agree with you, I thought the modern player just as good as the corona tele's. I bought it because I played nearly everything else they had in the store, and it had the sweetest neck, the lowest action, the smoothest finish, and the most elegant tone I had heard in many years. To conclude, I'd stress that not all early Squiers are equal. Japan has improved some, made any thing new, No! A 'transition'-style, large Squier logo is accompanied by a 1970s-script 'Stratocaster' designation, and a very small 'by Fender' footnote.
Apparently was originally owned by Kenny Rogers guitarist and he sold it during an Australian tour. Through the early 1980s, one of the major buzzes in the world of rock guitar had centered around customising Strats. I remember the album Metal Heart by Accept lists Squire Strats being used in the liner notes. All in all I'm very satisfied with this guitar I also have some questions. Take the guard off and look for extra holes. Gun powder and noodles vs Beethoven, Shakespeare, telephones, telegraph and and all digital products.
Black Squier logo with silver outlines. The original owner never played it as he couldn't play, it was just an ornament, so never modded it and the current owner only 2 owners from new has not modded it either! Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters shared a serial number sequence, while the landmark Precision Bass had its own system. They were sold in england, at least as a standard model although they had them loosely based on a 57 maple neck, single ply, truss adjust at head, saddle shape, etc and another based on a 62 rosewood, 3 ply guard. Dunno what's right or wrong now but the guitar seriously looks untouched! These have serial numbers starting with V and do not strictly correlate to years. Many, including mine, have really nice frets and necks. In my opinion, the other Asian made China, Indonesia, etc.