Dating fender case

By the late 1970s, cumulative changes in the details of the various classic guitar models on the market – Fender’s Stratocaster and Telecaster, and Gibson’s Les Paul – were so numerous that the instruments barely resembled their original versions.

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And Yamaha designed its hybrid of the Gibson SG and Les Paul, dubbed the SG-2000.

Carlos Santana was regularly seen playing his Yamaha in concert and at high-profile gigs such as his 1978 appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” But American manufacturers were slow to respond.

Jimmy Page toured worldwide with a 1959 Les Paul, and switched to a Lake Placid Blue ’65 Stratocaster for numbers requiring a vibrato.

Eric Clapton toured with Blackie, a mongrel built from a variety of Fender Strats.

The complete Fender reissue line also included a 1962 version of the Strat, with a rosewood fretboard and three-ply pickguard, a maple-necked ’57 Precision Bass, a ’62 P-Bass with a rosewood fretboard, and a ’62 Jazz Bass.

Steve Cropper Tests a ‘52 Reissue In its July ’82 issue, Musician magazine quoted the great Steve Cropper, who in the 1960s played in the Stax Records Studio house band, and at the time had just toured with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd’s Blues Brothers group.

“That’s a great guitar, but the new one sounds as good to me.

That Esquire isn’t retired yet, but it’s been left in its case for awhile since I got this new one.” Delays And Bad Ads Cropper’s ’52 reissue was either a prototype or one of the first off the assembly lines.

Their first step was to bring in Dan Smith from Yamaha and make him head of Fender’s guitar division.

Smith knew of the high regard players had of the pre-CBS Fenders, and their even lower regard for the ’70s equivalents.

Fender Goes Back To The Future Turning the CBS-controlled Fender around was a bit more problematic.

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