Dating fender strat

“This one didn't go to a famous performer,” he said. But it stayed in good condition, hardly used.""And then, a bit over 30 years ago, Richard Smith, who is a curator today at the museum of the city of Fullerton, California, where this guitar was made, bought this guitar," he added.

Smith purchased the guitar from the original owner.

The Fender Book This book features striking color photography and a reference section of model specs for identifying and dating Fenders made in the U. Fender Amps: First 50 Years Chronicles Fender's amazing contribution to the amplifier, providing a complete overview of its history and operation.

Features 40-page color section with two-page fold out.

At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.

(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.

Fender Classic Moments This book is about the unique relationship that exists between performer, instrument and audience, and celebrates in photos occasions when the three come together to create an unforgettable Fender Classic Moment.

The Stratocaster was not the first Fender solid-body electric guitar—that honor belongs to the 1950, one-pickup Esquire, which went through several name changes (including a period when the guitar had no name at all) before being labeled the Telecaster in 1951.

The Story of the Fender Strat® Traces the evolution of the Stratocaster from its beginning to worldwide acclaim 40 years later.

Features over 100 color photos and extensive portions of exclusive interviews with over 20 artists.

Custom Shop Book Dazzling color photographs of unique and beautiful one-of-a- kind instruments created by Fender's dream factory.

Also includes close-ups and detailed descriptions from the master builders.

But the Strat, as it is known, was the guitar that made the word "Fender" synonymous with "rock 'n' roll." Introduced in 1954, its ash body (alder was used after 1956) was sculpted...