Dating my fender stratocaster
To the left above you’ll see my June 1962 Slab board neck and on the right is a July 1962 veneer board neck.I’ve seen it mentioned in places on the internet that they started this in August 1962.The Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary Edition: 099-5000-000 Vintage Guitars Info - Fender, collecting vintage guitars fender....Reverb Amp CN(XXXXXX) = Korean made Fender/Squier guitars (dating unclear) VN(XXXXXX) = Korean made Fender/Squier guitars (dating unclear) CA(XXXXX) = Gold Strat. fender stratocaster relic | e Bay - Electronics, Cars, Fashion.The middle pickups wires was the other way around, the white was the ground and the black was going to the switch.There was also an extra capacitor on the second tone pot that I had to remove.
The 1962 Fender Stratocaster is pretty much my absolute favorite of the Pre-CBS era.
The neck is from 1978 which makes sense if it was put together early the following year.
I have to go through the soldering again though, there is something that isn’t right.
I filled the old holes from the gold Gotoh machine heads with a tooth pick and normal wood glue, it worked really well.
When I removed the terrible shielding job that was done before I could for the first time see the serial number, this body was made on a Monday in the 5th week of 1979.