what model is this fender?

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what model is this fender?

Post by acheguitar » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Hello there,

I am a new member and I need a little help to identify this guitar I just found.

Thanks in advance

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by egosheep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:50 pm

I don't think it's a Fender. Looks like some kind of 60's Japanese guitar with a fake Fender logo.

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by acheguitar » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:59 pm

I have my doubts too.
Below the logo it has this written:
"protected widely by patents & pantent applications Made in England"

Maybe I am going to disassemble it so I can find a little more info. At the end it would be a nice study project to learn about modding a guitar, if I can find the proper components

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Looks like a Fender "Special" to me...


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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by sdgails » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:23 pm

It's A Les Paul

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by lboorse2 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:37 am

I'm going to guess Teisco or department store brand. That adjustable mount on the neck pickup is actually kinda cool.

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by basique » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:44 am

That? That's a Fender Plasticmaster. Pre CBS, limited run, extremely rare...


Joking aside, have you plugged it in?

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by acheguitar » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:35 am

Actually I have not had time to plug it in, I just got it from a garage sale (do not know if it is working). I am going to try this weekend and see what happens, maybe play a little rocksmith with it so maybe not everything is lost

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by RobDux » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:23 pm

By the swiveling neck pickup, inlays and general shape it looks like one of these:
http://guitarbyvito.blogspot.co.uk/2011 ... -neck.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or at least the same guitar but possibly under a different name originally but almost certainly not Fender.

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:27 pm

It's the new American Standard Jazzmaster.
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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by kujoalt » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:48 pm

That neck pickup is cool as f*7%^^(&$%#$ck.
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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by ZMB KLR » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:48 am

I used to be really into Japanese guitars from this era because of the weird things they would do to them, the rotating pickup being one of them.

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by Drmojoxl » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:04 am

I would rock that thing in a heartbeat. That thing looks awesome. How does it play?

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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by bigsnaketex » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:53 pm

at a rather sad point in Fender's life. . . they "licensed" many folks to make Fender guitars.

I'll bet this was one.

And it does look like an old Airline Guitar so I'm pretty sure it was an English Department Store model from the late 70's.
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Re: what model is this fender?

Post by dwight » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 am

+1 that it looks japanese. Looks amazing though and that neck pickup is cool.

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