Japanese fender serial dating
Each of them can be used to accurately pinpoint the age of a guitar, if you have the correct information.Unfortunately, correct information can be very difficult to come by.Serial numbers from this period can only date the instruments by several years precision, so it's hard to appraise one just by looking at it personally or in photo books.In years 1957-1958 serial numbers where starting by a "-" sign, or "0" before the number.Fender guitar produced before 1977 had a serial number on the bridgeplate or on the neckplate.
The only way to determine actual date of the guitar dating before CBS is to look at the dates on each part of the instrument (body, neck, pot dates).
After that, the pressure to “cease and desist” production of copyright-infringing designs took its toll on Grecoand they decided to change their headstocks and logos to avoid a confrontation with the American manufacturers.
Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the Ibanez brand.
They have been making guitars since the early 1960's at the Fijugen Gakki plant.
Most of the 1960's guitars were original models, but in the early 1970's, they got into making replicasof original Fenders and Gibson’s.