Dating fender usa telecasters

This series featured a double cutaway body similar to the Fender Stratocaster without body contouring.

Five models were marketed—the Standard Bullet, Bullet Deluxe (S-2), S-3, H-1, and H-2—in addition to the two new bass models (a regular scale "B-34" and short scale "B-30").

The standard Bullet had the previous style metal pickguard-bridge combination with two single coils and three-way switch.

This means that the the serial numbers starting in 1994 ran consecutively on both the MIJ and the CIJ models while the MIJ logo was being phased out.

Mid–1997 the CIJ logo was the only one used on Fender guitars coming out of Japan (with exception the Squire series).

Another defining feature of this groundbreaking design are the duo of single-coil pickups that deliver a unique twang that cuts through any mix while sounding clear and nuanced.

The Telecaster's ability to jump from razor sharp cutting tones to mellow jazz tones makes it the "go to" guitar for country, pop, rock, blues, jazz — and every style in between.

The Japanese are, as many of you know, masters at copying—as these guitars testify.

In fact, the new Fender USA management guys "almost cried" when they traveled to Japan and saw the quality.

The pride of Leo Fender, the Telecaster began its career in 1950 as the world's first successful solid body electric guitar.

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