Start Dating 1970s fender stratocaster bridge parts

Dating 1970s fender stratocaster bridge parts

I really like the look of the guitar now, a classic late 1970’s 3 tone sunburst hardtail Fender Stratocaster. First I had to check that the original pickups even worked.

Hence, the foreign guitar manufacturers gave us what we wanted. Here I’ve highlights a few of my 60’s guitars, but it only scratches the surface. ” It took me a while, but now I see his point of view.

You’ll see the inspiration for launching Eastwood Guitars in these images below. I took it to the local luthier and asked him to refinish it, to remove the awful sticker. A couple of Fender Duo-Sonics, which were the inspiration for the Warren Ellis Tenor Series.

The large headstock first appeared in December 1965.

So actually the birth of the real stratocaster wasn’t 19!

As mentioned, the CBS take-over is often considered as a negative turning point in the history of Fender, which is nonsense of course!

The success of the company created such an enormous growth in demand that the owners Don Randall and Leo Fender, who suffered from health problems, could no longer managerial handle the consequences of the fast growth of the company.

Thereunder it reads "With Synchronized Tremolo" and under that two patent dates.

At the bulbous end of the headstock is another decal that reads "Original Contour Body Patented." Here are the notes of our head of repair, Rocco Monterosso: The tuners, individual, nickel or chrome plated with a stylized "F" on the back of each one, are original. The neck date (stamped in the heel of the neck area which is not seen when the guitar is assembled) is "22 Sept 68 B." The "B" means Stratocaster.

Jimi Hendrix and Ritchie Blackmore knew their stuff, didn’t they? The CBS “invasion” in 1965 is often symbolized by the backward “F” logo on the neck plates (so pre-CBS strats have no “F” on the plates).

The actual marker of a new guitar era is of course the enlarged headstock!

The neck is from 1978 which makes sense if it was put together early the following year.