Therefore, while helpful in determining a of production dates, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.
Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little (if at all) throughout the lifetime of the model.
While there have been periods of dramatic change—such as the transition periods between the Leo Fender years and the CBS years or the transition between the CBS years and the current ownership—most models are generally feature-specific and do not change from year to year.
Serial numbers are also helpful in determining an instrument`s production year.
What exactly is a lawsuit guitar and why are they so popular?
Definition: lawsuit guitars are high quality copies of popular American brand name guitars (like Fender and Gibson) produced by Japanese companies in the 1970s.
I’m not going to be including late ‘80s Korean Squiers in this piece.To do that you will need to remove the neck from the guitar or at least loosen it enough so the date can be seen.Warning: At the bottom of this page is a listing of current Ebay auctions that claim to sell lawsuit guitars.These Japanese lawsuit guitars are of legendary quality and are highly sought after because: So it sounds like a good idea to search for these lawsuit guitars on Ebay in order to get a great sounding vintage guitar at a good price. Some sellers claim falsely to be selling a Japanese lawsuit guitar, while they are not. In the late 1970s, there was a general dip in the quality of the production ethic of most mainstream American guitar companies.Household names, like Fender and Gibson Guitars, were not cranking out the quality workmanship which they were known for in the past.But not all JV Strats were created equal, and in my experience their appeal fluctuated quite markedly.