Fender Japan usedall of the above lettering sequences for the serial numbering of their guitars and basses over the years, andknowing this first will help you determine the year of manufacture.
These stamps can be found in differentlocations on your guitar, so now I'll tell you where you need to look to find these markings... acronym for "Japan Vintage" On these guitars you will find the letters "JV" stamped/engraved into the neck plate of the Stratocasters and bass guitars and on the bridges of the Telecasters and other guitar models.
So they pick up a wider area of the vibrating strings and thus their sound is less “pointy”.
Information on Japanese and Mexican-made instruments is included towards the bottom.
When Fender introduced the Jazzmaster in 1958, it was designed to replace the Stratocaster as the top model.
It featured a new body shape – the “Offset Waist Contour Body”, that meant to provide a better balance and comfort.
thats just a guess, i don't know for sure what happens in there. The world of guitar-nerds isn't that big You have a really impressive collection! But I think you better deserve it as it seems to be your dream guitar and for me just one among others ..a way.
but, if its a custom one, then they have to build it for your guitar, because it isn't a common order. Alain I somehow knew it was you when he told me it was a french guy I have seen you over at TDPRI. Alex If you were not to make the deal , I was just waiting in the woods..
A: The serial number of your guitar will begin with one of the above lettering sequences.
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.
but any film I have seen from the custom shop, their workshops are filled with lots of necks and parts, already produced. But you are on my list, if I ever want to sell the Jag... Regarding the difference of dates , ZZ Doc might be right.