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But with time, the edges round only on the polystyrene covers. Neck fingerboard dots change spacing. The most common finish on a Thinline is a clear "thickskin" finish, though other colors such as sunburst were available. A Jaquar in the rare, top-of-the line molded form-fit case.

This case had a brown covering with a brown plush lining. Teles and Strats still use the CRL 3-way switch, but the fiberous brown bakelite material that holds the switch contacts is replaced with a less fiberous brown bakelite lighter in color that is cut round like a half moon, instead of having flat sides.

The split shaft pot could be adjusted for variable tension against the inside of its plastic knob, and the knurling stopped the plastic knob from slipping. Later "thick skin" finishes got really thick in the 's, resembling a bowling ball. The bridge at the top is a mid and prior style Tele bridge with brass saddles, and the serial number stamped into the bridge plate reissue vintage Tele bridge plates with serial numbers have a "dot" pressed below the third number in the serial number, so not to be confused with original Tele bridge plates.

Others like the Hendrix Smash Hits seem to be in good supply and sell much cheaper. Though this case looks similar for both the Telecaster and Stratocaster, it was not a Strat won't fit into a Tele poodle case.

Click here for a picture of the shim used during the s and s. Plays great with no fret wear and fairly lively for the Dano body style.

Please refer to the chart I have provided below in order to pinpoint the exact year your guitar was manufactured The bridge at the top is a mid and prior style Tele bridge with brass saddles, and the serial number stamped into the bridge plate reissue vintage Tele bridge plates with serial numbers have a "dot" pressed below the third number in the serial number, so not to be confused with original Tele bridge plates.

In the late s, white Stratocaster pickguards change slightly not sure about other models. You're not limited to the Blues with this amp though.

Click here to see the difference between reissue and original Fender "butterfly" string trees. Often the rear string ferrels are not aligned.

Still, the "nail holes" will be present with no paint in them! From to mid, the case stayed the same except now the interior was a much shorter burnt orange plush. First the face of the guitar was painted.

As I predicted on these pages back in '05, the earlier models would be hyped as "pre-lawsuit" and some folks asking a premium with claims that they are superior to the guitars built after production returned.

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That's why a lot of even more recent guitars you can only narrow it down to a year or two range, because sometimes months pass between when a neck is made and when it is assembled onto a body to make a complete guitar.

Would be very at home in a modern country band or, of course, rock or blues. From to earlythese parts were made from white urea formaldehyde, commonly and incorrectly known as "bakelite" bakelite is actually a trade name for phenol formaldehyde, and is most commonly black or molted brown; for consistency, I will refer to these white pickup covers as "bakelite", though in fact they are not.

On stolen guitars; Michael Lorimer: Knurled chrome plated brass knobs with a round top. Prices on Annapolis-era Customs continue to rise but they're still a good value, especially when they're cheaper than a comparable new one, i.

Also the "bakelite" knobs are whiter. All Broadcasters have truss rods, where many Esquires often have no truss rod. History[ edit ] The 5B6 Bassman[ edit ] Duringthe Fender 5B6 Bassman amplifier was introduced as a combo amplifier cabinet that included the amplifier chassis combined with one 15" speaker.

Includes nice older case that may or may not be original. Telecasters were offered with a mahogany body and a translucent red finish. The series was discontinued under the Squier name in and moved to Mexico, as guitarists were unwilling to spend such high prices for Squier guitars.

After all the paint was sprayed, the nails were removed. The interior was a plush deep wine color, with no lid to the interior "glove compartment".

White "chicklet" paper tone capacitor and tube paper tone cap change to red round disc capacitors.

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The Telecaster body also changed in the 's. A new material called "Tolex" was now used, in a coffee-with-cream type brown color.

Gradual use of phillips head screws replaces slot head screws this change was not complete till Till the end of Fender used "clay" dots as position markers. The body was routed from the back on each side of pickup assembly creating hollow "wings".

Fender looked for ways to use readily available, but heavier grades of ash for the Telecaster.Beyond the TrueTone name, this is a Kay K model, with an arched top and back body made of laminated Maple, a bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard and brass frets, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece, and Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners.

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Sep 03,  · At this point I'm a little partial to CIJ for many reasons. Although you have to remember that a well made, well playing bass is exactly just that.

A few nice Fender Jazz basses to consider are the Classic '60s, the Geddy Lee or the Jaguar. Editorial For Jeff Beck Bulletin Issue # Genius Some say the mark of an artistic genius is the simple things that are said about them that ring true and stand the test of time.

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MADE FENDER STRINGED INSTRUMENT. For the majority of Fender's U.S. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.

Like the GR, there are three versions of the G and G guitars, distinguished by changes to the PC board. I was contacted by a G player in the States and a G player in Norway both using the first run, early "prerelease" version of the guitar electronics.

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