Dating a serial dater
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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.
Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses, although there were periods when this was not consistently done (1973 to 1981, for example) or simply omitted.
instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.
Neck-dating can be useful in determining the was produced, rather than the complete instrument.
Given the modular nature of Fender production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, then stored for a period of time before being paired with a body to create a complete guitar, perhaps, for example, in the following year.
As seen in the overlap of numbers and years, even these references to actual production dates are rather loose. The numbers and decals were produced far in advance, and some N9 decals (denoting 1999) were inadvertently affixed to some instruments in 1990.As always, if you can, any sharing/liking on Facebook, following/retweeting on Twitter, liking/reblogging on Tumblr, it GIVES US STRENGTH! Oh, and leaving a rating and review on i Tunes or Stitcher will make your hair shinier. At least, as someone who is a liberal minded thirty-year-old, we consider him a celebrity. If you've been enjoying the music heard on SERIAL DATER, you should definitely check out the amazing people who are behind it, the synthpop collective PROM DATE. Thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you enjoy episode 2!!! And if you're in the Midwest/South, they're going on a huge tour this spring! In this episode we talk about what makes for a bad date, some of our friends share their own dating war stories, we go on a short (but focused) rant about why writing is hard, and get love-shoved. In this episode, we get into how important the other person's job is when it comes to dating, the definition of "rat-a-tat," and why "good on paper" guys get such a tough rap. If you're enjoying the podcast and want to help us out, make sure you subscribe and leave a review on i Tunes, go like our Facebook Page, and share, tweet or post about it to all your podcast-starved friends! In the Spring of 2011, fueled by a mixture of imminent-grad-school induced senioritis and a therapist-encouraged carpe diem, I sort of accidentally went on five first dates in seven days. Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years.The only way to try to narrow the date range of your specific instrument is to remove the neck and check the butt end of the neck heel for a production date, which may be stamped or written there (if you’re uncomfortable doing this yourself, please refer to an experienced professional guitar tech in your area). Serial numbering didn’t change immediately because instruments continued to be made using existing, tooling, parts and serial number schemes.