The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

Fender Color Chart 1964 The Fender color chart! This one is from 1964. I received this rare bit of Fender paper with a 1964 Fender Jaguar that was factory finished in super rare Black! Custom color Fender guitars are often misidentified as the wrong color. The difference in shades can…
Vintage Fender Telecaster – 1952!

Vintage Fender Telecaster – 1952!

Here's a neat story about two ladies that ended up with a special guitar - a Fender Telecaster from 1952. It's a common enough thing in the vintage guitar world. Someone purchases a vintage Fender or Gibson or Martin guitar in the 1950s or 1960s and cherishes it their entire…
1953 Fender Deluxe~Amp

1953 Fender Deluxe~Amp

“Tops in style and beauty, excellent mechanical construction, beautiful striped linen covering, 12″ Jensen Concert Series, top mounted chrome plated chassis, 3 input jacks, tone and volume control. Excellent tone and volume, outstanding in its price class.” — Fender catalog, 1953     Make and Model: Fender Electric Instrument Co, Deluxe~Amp, 5B3 circuit Year: 1953.…
1963 Fender Precision Bass

1963 Fender Precision Bass

"FENDER PRECISION BASS - One of the most popular of modern instrument developments, the Fender Precision Bass has rapidly become the choice of bassists in every field. Requires only a fraction of playing effort as compared with old style acoustic basses; compact in size allowing freedom of movement on stage,…
1968 Fender Telecaster Candy Apple Red w/Bigbsy

1968 Fender Telecaster Candy Apple Red w/Bigbsy

"FENDER TELECASTER GUITAR: This is the guitar that starts it all. Rhythm and Blues and Country too are played better on the Telecaster than on any other in the world... Other Telecaster features include a fast action truss-rod reinforced neck (available with a Maple fingerboard), adjustable bridges for both length…
1964 Fender Jaguar Blond Ash

1964 Fender Jaguar Blond Ash

1964 Fender Jaguar Blond finish with Ash body This was one of my favorite vintage guitars to ever come through the shop! The Jaguar model was introduced by Fender in 1962 as their flagship, top of the heap new electric guitar model. It was offered in a standard Sunburst finish…
Vintage Guitar Library: Vintage Fender Book

Vintage Guitar Library: Vintage Fender Book

I received a question on Instagram last week asking "Where can we find out more about our guitars? Websites? Forums?" There are some great websites and forums about vintage guitars out there but I think that you are better off building your vintage guitar library! Here is one book recommendation…
1976 Fender Precision Bass Narrow Neck

1976 Fender Precision Bass Narrow Neck

  "Precision Bass: ... The famous electric bass with true performance proven bass tone quality... Split pickup design for even string response | Wide contoured neck to facilitate | Wide range volume and tone controls..." --1974 Fender Catalog     Make and Model: Fender Precision Bass, Narrow Maple neck, Custom color…
1961 Fender Jazzmaster

1961 Fender Jazzmaster

"FENDER JAZZMASTER: There is no more convincing proof of the fine playing qualities of the Fender Jazzmaster than its rapid acceptance by guitarists throughout the world during the past few years. This remarkable guitar incorporates all the well known Fender developments including the "off-set" body design, smooth tremolo action plus separate…
How to date Fender and Gibson guitars with potentiometer codes

How to date Fender and Gibson guitars with potentiometer codes

Determining the year of manufacture for your vintage guitar is very important. It's one of the most fun parts of vintage guitars but it can also be the most frustrating. Fender used at least four different serializing schemes from 1950 to 1980. Gibson used countless schemes and also reused numbers…