When CBS sold Fender to its current owners in 1984 there was a transitional period from 1984 to 1987 with limited Fender USA production resulting in mostly Fender Japan and leftover stock being sold.
There are also Fender Contemporary Telecaster models with HSS or HH pickup configurations and switches for selecting pickup options.
All the pickups used on the Contemporary models are Alnico and not ceramic pickups.
The humbucking pickups used in the Contemporary models have a DC resistance which is approximately 7.6 .
But in the past, as we have already seen, the USA system has served only as a good starting point when dating a Fender USA instrument.
I have found the Fender Japan serial numbering system considerably more reliable (although, not perfect) for dating instruments... It was decided that the first serial numbers issued by Fender Japan would begin with the letters "JV." The JV was followed by 5 digits which have nothing to do with dating the guitar.
In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.
It may sound like a cliché but you need to be at one with the guitar for the inspiration to flow.
so, 1988); a Fender USA guitar serial starting "N4" would "theoretically" mean 1994 (N = in the Nineties, 4 = the 4th year... Additionally, Fender USA sometimes adds letters to the serial number to make special designations.
so, 1994); a Fender USA guitar serial starting "Z3" would "theoretically" mean 2003 (Z = 2000, 3 = in the 3rd year... For example, the US Fender serial number DZ575xxxx, would designate a Deluxe (the "D") guitar made in 2005.
The Fender Contemporary Telecaster models used the same tremolo systems as the Fender Contemporary Stratocaster models.
bridge in terms of intonation and string height adjustments.
The body wood is either a tan coloured Most of the Fender Japan serial numbers do not follow this format.