Classic Serial Numbers - 1954 - 1963 By mid-1954, Fender began using a universal serial number sequence for all its instruments. The magnets, as Seymour Duncan states, are the musical magnets. This body was used early time of Korean made Fender. These are mass produced instruments and were cleverly designed to be so and anyone who has any experience of production engineering knows that it all comes down to quality control - Fender have cracked it in China. This gives you the 3 true vintage Telecaster voices, plus a Stratocaster out-of-phase and a humbucker type voices.
Fujigen is located in Nagano city. I just write it over. The frets are so worn that it can't be set up with good action without string buzz. Gun powder and noodles vs Beethoven, Shakespeare, telephones, telegraph and and all digital products. No sense in paying full pop. I have seen many Fender Japan, the wood materials, to compare with vintage and current at same pricing level, vintage Fender Japan are absolutely better.
Fujigen; A difficult manufacturer to research. I bought it on a whim in a guitar store in Yuma Arizona last month or the month before. It is a 1997 transparent blue, with ivory white double binding, Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecaster. Also need to say modern player doesn't have any of the cheap feel as squier. Position 4 The Neck and Bridge pickups wired in series, which is like creating one large spread-out humbucker! Well, they may not have actually run out of numbers, but they did reuse numbers for a few years. Guess we'll find out someday. They are an exact replica of the original Fender Alnico V Stratocaster pickups.
This is because most people want the original color, and not some greened-out version. The neck is made from a beautiful solid Maple, with a Maple capped fret board. This was New Old Stock from the 1980s. For Telecasters, please read the additional info. Try and identify the original color. And it's difficult to apply metallic coats very heavily.
The custom color spraying process wasn't different from sunbursting till after the sealer step. But it is what it is. The people of Japan still have eyes half closed from Little Boy and Fat Man, the winds carried the bomb dust to China made eyes at angle and messed up guitars. Great for a fat, full, Gibson-ish sound. When things were rushed, Fender didn't. But then again, sometimes they do. As for the body, not sure what it is, the poly coatings were quite thick which might be where the weight is.
This creates a gorgeous look. But note, the nails were still used even after the stick. Double stamped serial number plates were also produced number on both front and back of the neck plate in late 1957 to early 1959. Serial Numbers Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet. Hope this sheds some light, kcbuck I wouldn't.
This system of serial numbers is unique to this model until about 1955 even though Fender went to a universal neckplate serial number system on all instruments in 1954, some old style Precision Bass serialized bridges were still left over and used until 1955. However, they stopped doing this in 2010 when they changed their serial number formats. Fullerplast soaks into the wood and creates a seal that prevents following coats from soaking into the wood like a sponge. I can see the serial numbers clearly but its really strange it doesn't have any Made in Japan stamp. The sealer allowed any color coat be it sunburst or a custom color to not soak into the wood. It has all the bright crispness and bite of the old traditional 52 Tele. Don't know where you got your information from but it's wrong.
By early 1985, the 'E' serials made an appearance. One is that there was a reorganizing of where the parts were being make in the large, expansive Fugi Gen Gakki company. So shooting a new custom color over a bad finish would be killing two birds with one stone. El mercado en general: Los últimos meses de 2012 fueron complicados, y la situación seguía sin mejorar a principios de 2013. Another misconception about Fullerplast is it's color.
For Fender during the turning point era of the mid-'60s, check out Body and Neck Dates Through much of Fender's production history, Fender workers would print or write a production date on both bodies and necks where the two pieces meet. According to interviews with George Fullerton, the idea of standardizing custom colors came about in 1958 even though the first color chart wasn't available till 1960. Though examples also exist with the number on the headstock or the neck-plate in the case of certain early reissue models. Take a look at the tables to see how old your Japanese Fender is. . Sell Your Gear on Reverb Made in Mexico Fender Serials Fender opened a factory in Ensenada, Mexico in the late '80s and instruments started coming off the line in 1990.