So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.
Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.
First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.
The '*' represents a middle digit that is either an 'X', a '-' or something that resembles a '1/2' or '1/4' fraction.
[The Press] seem unaware that we had an international career, and had a massive influence everywhere in the world except for the USA." Marvin blamed the band's management for taking them in an old-fashioned direction. Suddenly it was TV shows and dancers and the Royal Variety Show.
"Our managers, our agents, everyone around us were much older men and they were all saying rock'n'roll wouldn't last. That's what people like us did." The Shadows' distinctive sound was created with Fender guitars, and Marvin is credited with introducing the Fender Stratocaster to Britain.
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I read on a Gibson forum that, on seven-digit pot codes, the fourth and fifth numbers represent the date.
I’ll start with trying to date the instrument, but keep in mind that dating and identifying Gibson guitars typically go hand in hand.
I get several questions about Gibson serial numbers every day, and my initial answer is always to not expect or rely on the serial number alone to determine the year of manufacture.
In 1959 they became Cliff Richard and The Shadows, to avoid confusion with the US act of the same name.
They notched up a string of number ones including Living Doll, Please Don't Tease and Travellin' Light, and appeared with him in the films The Young Ones and Summer Holiday.