) My other axes, in case anyone is wondering: Epiphone Les Paul Custom (2008): Not bad, 7 out of 10! mark Welcome to the forum, and my apols for taking so long to help out.
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.
Exceptions: Pro-Tone Series (solid ash bodies) had serial numbers with either a) no preceding letters and 7 digits, with the first number being the year, or b) starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year.
Just as MIJ shook off its cheapo image and fetch deservedly higher prices, I wouldn't be suprised if the Korean ones become more appreciated.
There's no doubt that Korea can and did make very nice instruments.
(pickup screws and switch screws don't count)don't worry about the hobbyist thing... Small headstock meaning '60's rather than '70's style? I think there're 11 holes as per pickguard; I seem to remember counting them while considering a replacement with 3 hb (rail) pu's. 'preciate it.'s ok, i imagine they're rare enough that i have something different... like i said, reminds me of an original from the '60's.
No category for Chinese guitars, and I can't find my serial # (&/or letter code) anywhere. It's a really solid guitar, feels/sounds like an old '60's Fender, & I really want to know when it was made &, if possible, at what city/plant. thats just your category in the forum (you are considered a hobbyist because you started in the forum i'm considered professional because of the number of posts i have done in this forum)welcome to the forum by the way Small headstock meaning '60's rather than '70's style? I think there're 11 holes as per pickguard; I seem to remember counting them while considering a replacement with 3 hb (rail) pu's. c-shaped neck, not too hefty, sustains really well especially for having single-coil pu's. peace I would hazard a guess based on past experience that it is probably a 2003.
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.
Hope you like 'em :-) The green Les Paul is a pretty special guitar. I don't need it, hardly use it, but it's a wonderfully made guitar.
USA Fender Strat 1957-2007 Special Limited Edition. Blonde 'see through' paint job, thin 50's profile neck (thinner than the Mexican) and gorgeous tone. Close up of the nice neck plate on the USA 1957-2007 Strat! [/url] :lol: , I noticed that EU "do not put this item in the bin" sticker on the neckplate, too. Incidentally, and not wishing to hijack, but I've just put up my Fenix Jazz bass on Fleeb.