Yes, as I wrote she's made in Korea. There are 2 Squier Standard Stratocaster models, one listed in the Squier section and one in the Fender section. Early in 2009 the serial would have been Z8 or Z9 plus 5 or 6 digits. Notice that there is also overlap in serial numbers between different years. This means spraying the color coats is easier and the coats can be applied thinner saving material, money and dry time.
The yellow seen in the unpainted portions of a 1956 and later Alder body is actually a stain or dye applied under the sealer coat. Have fun with it, and if this tread exists and i couldnt find it with a search, feel free to delete or move it to the section best suited now on with the fun :twisted: humm thank you for your input and amazing insight,. This process was always used by Fender on Ash bodies from 1950 to the present. This occurs when the finish dries and sinks into the open pores of the wood, leaving a finish with many dimples. And as to if it is a real number or not: all somebody has to do is go to guitar Center and look at the serial and copy off of it.
Anyway I will scan and post on my website when I get a chance. There are other ways but the above is a more accurate method. Bridge Plates and Neck Plates Fender stamped its bridge plates and neck plates in the early years. © 2006-2016 All rights reserved. This allowed the guitar to be stripped and sanded without losing it's ownership.
If before 1963, it should be fully painted. I think I bought it in 1998 and the next two digits are 07 so I presume it was made in 1997. This is particularly pronounced in the transitional period of the mid-'80s, though the system has been pretty much on point since about 1990. We highly recommend each of them. I've seen this on instruments as early as 1959, and as late as 1966. What Did Fender Use after Lacquer in 1968? Otherwise it is fairly reliable.
That is, there's lots of overlap between years. Below are some examples of letter prefixes used in recent serial number schemes. And if it's a 1957 or earlier Fender, there's really no telling what color your guitar really is. Serial Numbers Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet. What is the film thickness of the finish? Fender also used Sunburst or other colors as an undercoat to custom colors.
And it's difficult to apply metallic coats very heavily. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year E4 + 5 5 digits E8 + 5 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 5 digits U. I have called Squier on a few and they tell me Great Service but when they are closed or if I don't have time to wait on hold it's a problem. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year E4 + 5 digits E8 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits U. The serial numbers do not reflect this change - Fender continued to make instruments using existing serial number schemes. This process created a lot more production work. I have only seen pictures, so I can't provide much more info.
You need one of the following; 1. When done, the body was moved to a drying area and left on its nail legs to dry. Hi everyone, Can you please help me out, im searching for hours, but cant find info thats sure. Bodies are not serialized or reliably dated, they usually only have a bar code tag with the part number. Black Squier logo with silver outlines.
I've never seen a headstock with that many decals on it. Many, including mine, have really nice frets and necks. Only the seven-digit suffixes were actually entered into the database. Wouldn't be too hard to get a real number on a fake guitar. The numbers were easier to find, those are the following: cy81011996. To stop this, a pore filler consisting of fine sand mixed in a thick solution is brushed or sprayed on the bare wood.