Dating a fender mexican strat
I own a second hand Standard Stratocaster made in Mexico.On the back side of the head, there is a sticker that informs about celebration of 50 years of Fender in 1996.I just can't remember the site, and almost half the facts I read. Fender has been using both alder and poplar, but in 89', or maybe it was 90' or 91', oh well, somwhere in there anyway, fender was having some kind of trouble with the availibility with their alder, I think it had something enviromentally to do with it.They were limited on the amount they could use, so naturally fender had to stop using it (just on the mexican made models, since their mass produced in very large numbers, more than american made ones), so they just substituted the alder with poplar since it is basically the closest they can come (as far as sound goes) to the alder while keeping with a tonewood that's good for guitar bodies.Epiphone Les Paul Special Edition (bright green, Korean): 9 out 10 AWESOME! I found this info put up by "Leadowner" on (after having a nasty experience from typing "Korean dating" into a search engine). (lots of knocks and dinks, picked it up for next to nothing, seems quite rare to me) Fender Strat Sunburst (2007 - Mexican) - good guitar Fender USA Strat 1957-2007 Special Edition (awesome, 3 position pickup selector! Korean Squiers: C refers to Cort, V refers to Saehan(Sunghan), S was already taken by Samick so Saehan(Sunghan) used V instead (Saehan(Sunghan) made the Vester guitars). The second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties (1990's). So, for example "CN6" = made by Cort in 1996 and "VN6" = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1996. I have a guitar synth system, so I plan to fit the synth pickup to this. I also don't remember the time, when specs changed on the page.Is it possible that bodies in Mexican Strats after 1996 were made from poplar ? As I mentioned before, I was unsure because of the sixth digit in the serial number - but yours and Guitar_Hurricane's posts helped me a lot.
Could you possibly post a link or information about wood, hardware and pickups that were used on those guitars ?
Thank you in advance regards Tomek Oh yeah, sorry about that, I totally missed your other inquiry.
I read somewhere on the internet awhile back about fender and it's wood back in the early 90's.
Since several models can share one chassis type (for example, the early brown 5G7 Bandmaster, 5G5 Pro and 5G12 Concert), this kind of interpretation is inaccurate.
Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.