The sealer allowed any color coat be it sunburst or a custom color to not soak into the wood. Perhaps these guitars were special show models, so extra care was taken in their finish. Also Desert Sand was also sometimes used as an undercoat. Check for a clear coat over the color. A blue that ive never seen on a Strat with matching headstock.
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. Therefore most custom color bodies have a yellow stained body too. The neck dates on these guitars, however, are usually reliable. Might even scan the entries if your interested? Another bit of confusion was the E4 serial numbers. This could save a considerable amount of money when painting thousands of guitars. Fender maintained this technique of using the nails until the end of 1964.
So starting in mid-1976 the serial number was moved to a decal on the peghead. It's awesome that you love your guitars, and that you are happy with the workmanship and quality that you see coming out of China, red dragon. Its a solid color, no metallic. Fender also used Sunburst or other colors as an undercoat to custom colors. To the end of 1962, Fender would spray the front of a guitar body first as it laid on top of a turntable. You use up those bad Sunburst bodies without stripping, and charge 5% more for the new custom color to cover the cost of painting the same body twice or more. Double stamped serial number plates were also produced number on both front and back of the neck plate in late 1957 to early 1959.
There just isn't enough happiness in the world, and to see somebody like yourself posting messages of joy and positivity on a topic that you feel so strongly about is truly heartwarming. High quality chrome or platinum hardware is featured throughout the Master Series, as are a wide range of beautiful new transparent satin finishes. You can also check with your local pawnshops, as most refer to this book, or one like it, to establish the values or used instruments. Counterfeiters are more likely to try to duplicate valuable instruments. It would be interesting to know how the other numbers decode, but I haven't found anything conclusive on them.
The Squires, one made in China and one in Indonesia. We will never grasp the eastern mind and the very complex Western. Hit the jump to see just how old that guitar or bass really is. This means spraying the color coats is easier and the coats can be applied thinner saving material, money and dry time. The importing distributor is responsible for all support on all Fender products they import including serial number support, however you could email Fender Consumer Relations with your serial and see if they have any records on it and they might can tell you which distributor imported it and from there you could contact the distributor for further information.
Fender serial numbers were assigned like this: 1. Again, usually the pastel colors like Dakota Red and Black often didn't use any undercoat. We highly recommend each of them. Hopefully someone on here will have seen one or knows some more history on it. The guitar was made in late 2011, which makes it one of the every first Chinese-built Fenders. It is also used to fill imperfections in the metal. The stick was a jig that suspended the body and allowed it to be rotated in the spray booth for easy spraying.
I just realized you don't need any of this below. It still seems damn peculiar that there are all these guitars with similar serial numbers floating around, so either Fender did do some short-lived thing that nobody knows about or there's a run of fakes using the same format still out there. This approximately six foot high device could hold about 40 bodies while they dried, while using very little physical space. . My suggestion is don't worry about it.
So, if any knowledgeable counterfeiters out there want to chime in, now's time to fess up and relieve your conscience. Additionally, there have been plenty of artist models, limited editions and other rare models that use a unique serial number. And there is certainly no problem with rust. In this early period, the serial number can be found on the bridge of the instrument see image. With a total of five different models--two of which have been designed, for the first time ever, by Fender Custom Shop Master Builders--the new Squier Master Series guitars are sleek variations of familiar Squier designs, but with a new style and modern features for today's players. However, it is true that Squiers by Fender are good student guitars and are most generally of medium quality.
There's and that follows the evolution of the most popular Fender guitar of all. Undercoats were used on guitars for different reason than on automobiles. Probably made by Yako Taiwan. This changed by May 1954 to having the yellow center of the sunburst sprayed, giving a more vibrant sunburst finish. For years, serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body.