Dating vintage fender guitars
Leo's first production Strat sure wasn't vintage when it came fron the factory...
"Corona California" plates can be bought cheap on ebay, maybe somebody switched the neck plate while doing those other mods.It also has different pickups than a normal strat of the same era, a double Seymour Duncan humbucker and two singles in a straight line from bridge to neck.And a neck plate that says Corona California on it with the Fender logo.Also it has Grover tuners in place of the stock tuners that came with the original guitars.Any information on what the real story of this guitar might be would be greatly appreciated._________________"Here's why reliability is job one: A great sounding amp that breaks down goes from being a favorite piece of gear to a useless piece of crap in less time than it takes to read this sentence." -- BRUCE ZINKY", those are terms that certainly change with time.Squier is Fender-sharing its product platforms, trademarks, standards and iconic designs.
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I am confused on when it was actually produced the only serial number I can find is stamped on the butt of the neck #2947 with an S written in the middle of it.
There should be a serial number somewhere, examples in a quote from Fender Support: 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.
Serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate on early ’50s Stratocaster® guitars, and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecaster® guitars. I am confused on when it was actually produced the only serial number I can find is stamped on the butt of the neck #2947 with an S written in the middle of it.
Any information on what the real story of this guitar might be would be greatly appreciated.