Dating fender guitars mexico
By the early 1940s, Leo Fender had entered into a partnership with Clayton Orr "Doc" Kauffman, and they formed the K & F Manufacturing Corp to design, manufacture, and market electric instruments and amplifiers.Production began in 1945 with Hawaiian lap steel guitars (incorporating a patented pickup) and amplifiers, sold as sets.It could also mean that the extra number was probably required after a big number of these were made. I was not sure - everything looks genuine - sticker, Fender logos on tuners and on saddles, but I couldn't find matching serial number.Do you know the wood from which those guitars were made ?
As a qualified electronics technician, Fender had repaired radios, phonographs, home audio amplifiers, public address systems and musical instrument amplifiers, all designs based on research developed and released to the public domain by Western Electric in the 1930s using vacuum tubes for amplification.
By the end of the year, Fender became convinced that manufacturing was more profitable than repair, and decided to concentrate on that business instead.
Kauffman remained unconvinced, and he and Fender amicably parted ways by early 1946.
In 1954, Fender unveiled the Stratocaster ("Strat") guitar.
With the Telecaster and Precision Bass having been on the market for some time, Leo Fender was able to incorporate input from working musicians into the Stratocaster's design.
Hi, I would like to ask two questions about my Fender guitar.