help dating Fender '62 Reissue

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  1. sazista

    sazista Active Member

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    Hey Fender folks.
    I have never been able to obtain more info than this:

    "This guitar is from the U.S. Vintage Series
    made at the Corona Plant (Fender)
    in Cannot be determined from serial number
    Production Number: 11445"
    It says VO11445 or V0.......

    I bought it in 1988-89, used. The guy told me it was a '62 that had been refinished a few times; each time a traditional '61 color. I scratched a bit of yellow fr ESG3.JPG om the back and there was red; under the red was grey; under that was surf green!!
    Any clues?
    thanks
     

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  2. George

    George New Member

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    its a known fact that there are a few corona avri strats with multiple paints as in blue over red or white, but avris dodnt come with floyds but avris do have serial starting with V, wanna trade for something?
     
  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Very doubtful if anything but the neck plate came from corona.

    At best it’s a Japanese model from the late 80’s to mid 90’s.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Remove the neck and look for a date stamp on either the neck pocket or the neck where it interfaces the neck pocket.
     
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    oh snap, i forgot...’62’s have rosewood, without seeing headstock its hard to day but it still could be a ‘57 but floyd nut looks stock so that would not be right.
     
  6. sazista

    sazista Active Member

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    The guy was a young prog rock kid. It isn't from the 90s as i bought it around 88, but yeah, it could have various appended parts. I'm sure he put the Floyd on it. I had never doubted what he told me then, but eventually I'll pull off the neck and see what's under there. At that time he was asking $400 for it, and I talked him down to $365. That was the going value at that time as advertised in the local "Recycler" papers, and in music instrument shops. When I bought it it was much cleaner than now. Good point on the rosewood neck detail. thanks folks.
     
  7. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    The Floyd locking nut screws look either factory or the best professional addition I have ever seen.

    So it could be a replacement neck.

    There would be pencil marks with a date either way if it’s a real fender neck.

    Neck pocket may still have markings, but if it has been refinished, the markings may be gone.

    I do very much like that guitar.

    Wish mine had a Floyd.....

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