Mij '62 Reissue Tele: no serial anywhere. How to date?
In 2006, Gibson ended its relationship with Yamano Music. Winnie Username: Johns Registered: 02-2001 Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:32 am: Winnie: I'd say it was an '87. I had was but the last time I tried it, it seemed to be dead.
Looking for some info on a Sigma Electric I picked up a couple of years ago. ~runs to hide behind sofa with his fingers in his ears~ Anyone who actually believes the 'scott grove theory' of tonewood clearly doesn't have a musical enough ear or two. If it is, why do they use ash now when they used sen 30 years earlier?
Very punchy, they live up to their name, which cracks me up every time I look at the headstock. Record keeping in the early days was spotty and it's uncertain which guitar is actually the first one, but these two were built within the first few months of Taylor Guitars production. The two oldest verified serial numbers are 00109 and 10109. There are four new Les Pauls in this catalogue. The wooden materials are much better than original Gibson - Tokai investigated the original 59 Gibson standard and analyzed. I was hoping it was a Jap, but judging from the tokai site, I determined either a 89 or 1990 from the seriel number info. I have also heard the first digit only, therefore 1989.
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Greetings to everyone, I am new in this very useful forum and I wish to ask for some help from you about my dear old telecaster. I bought it in 1999 in Milan : it was a brand new Made in Japan telecaster custom reissue '62, and I kept it with me in the last ninteen years. Some months ago I tried to date the instrument by serial number, but the number was missing. No number on the headstock, no number behind the neck, no number on the plate and no number in the hidden parts of the body and neck. The number on the bridge plate is probably not a serial number, so it doesn't count. I read somewhere in this forum i can't find the right thread, but it's here somewhere that the reissue mij models were not marked with a serial number, and that they could be identified only by analyzing the single components of the instrument. Can someone kindly tell the year of production just looking at my guitar components? Here you can see the picture of my tele: I changed some parts knobs, switch and pots so I added the orignal parts in one of the pictures. Thank you for all and sorry for any english mistake. Thank you to everyone for the answers! If there is not anything written, all the parts will have to be analised and compared to the models showed in Fender Japan catalogs over the years... Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997! The bridge plates with A serial numbers were used between 1985 and the early 2000s. An A serial under the finish on the neck is 1985-1986, but one on the bridge plate is useless for dating. MADE IN JAPAN in that font, in that location, is somewhere between 1985 and about 1997. The only way to tell for sure is if there is a pencil date on the neck heel - check carefully, they are often VERY faint. Near the truss nut. If I had to guess I would say somewhere around 1990 based on MIJ Teles I have owned. That makes sense, Joe. I love this guitar and the main reason for my date research is understanding its crafting nature woods, pickups, etc. Because my hands grew with it. So, we can say that: 1 The serial A0 on the plate doesn't mean anything, in this specific case. Well, following these hints from all you guys, I searched in the Fender Japan catalogues from 1997 to 1999 here: , and I made a collage of the 1997-1999 '62 telecaster models I added the year in Photoshop : I noticed that, as stephenyi said, the 1997 model has the basswood body, while the '98 and '99 models have the alder one. The '97 and '98 model have the tl-vintage pickups, while the '99 has the Texas special tele USA JOE69, is this an extrad model? Now I should understand how to distinguish basswood from alder... Hi Matthew, I checked aroud the neck heel inside and outside but it seems that nobody wrote there a date next time I'll check it again, anyhow! I didn't check under the pickups and under the bridge plate, becuse I am not skilled enough in guitar fixing to be sure to disassemble and and assemble it next without doing a creepy mess. Unfortunately this can't be correct - Fender Japan guitars made at Tokai and Dyna were labelled CRAFTED IN JAPAN whereas this instrument is MADE IN JAPAN, indicating Fuji-gen Gakki production, and 1997 as the latest date possible. MADE IN JAPAN returned in the 2000s but the font used was different. Here's a chart from Fender Japan I pulled from a Japanese guitar blog: Source: See also Edit - sorry, this post says much the same as Nero's, but maybe the links are useful. You're right, Matthew, and I was wrong beliving that MIJ production lasted till 1999. CIJ definitely replaced the MIJ in year 1998 or mid 1997 for others , and my guitar isn't a CIJ. At this point, checking again the catalogues of Fender Japan years 1989-1997 I noticed that '62 custom reissue telecasters' bodies were in basswood in the years '89-'93-'94-'95-'96, and in alder in the years '90-'91-'92-'93 yes, it seems that in '93 the bodies were in alder at first and in basswood in a second time. This is the only difference that I found between the different '62 teles. In my opinion it should be somewhere between 1994 and 1997, if the body is in basswood I can't say it. Does the fact that the body is in three pieces mean something? To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. © 2006-2016 All rights reserved.
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Very punchy, they live up to their name, which cracks me up every time I look at the headstock. Record keeping in the early days was spotty and it's uncertain which guitar is actually the first one, but these two were built within the first few months of Taylor Guitars production. The two oldest verified serial numbers are 00109 and 10109. There are four new Les Pauls in this catalogue. The wooden materials are much better than original Gibson - Tokai investigated the original 59 Gibson standard and analyzed. I was hoping it was a Jap, but judging from the tokai site, I determined either a 89 or 1990 from the seriel number info. I have also heard the first digit only, therefore 1989. Log ind facebook Dating profile template word موقع المجاني عربی حنان زواجنا