Dating tele pickups
Dating tele pickups
Root has previously used Jackson, Charvel, PRS and Maverick guitars.
When I replace pick ups I put a new set of pots on it. I do an install that is cleaner than the ones that came new on the guitar. If they need replaced just do it they are about .00 each.My discussed pot in this thread is R137yyww = R1378131 = 1981/31st week (R137 = mfg)Typically, before 1981, you will see "wwyd" = week/year/day of week Example on a 1970s Stratocaster neck butt date "0903-2455" 09=Stratocaster 03=Maple Neck 24=24th Week 5=1975 5=Friday What I've been understanding, serial numbers are only an indication of a year, but could be five years off, like my Telecaster. I know nothing about the Lipstick pickups🤔 Heard of them and recently saw a Tele with a Lipstick on the neck pickup 🤔 Kevin, my thing is this.Root got it shaved down to a standard Telecaster shape.This made the 1970s Fender Telecaster logo go to the very edge of the headstock.The Jim Root Telecaster is a slab Mahogany body (a rarity for Fender instruments) that is not fully contoured. The guitar features active pickups, an EMG 81 in the bridge pickup position and an EMG 60 in the neck position.
Root modeled the neck after a Jackson/Charvel style neck. The neck-butt stamp will provide year/week/day or year/week. The year is a big thing to some for parts and is the seller telling the truth. To find the year of my Strat you need to pull off the neck. Gfs sells them in the proper range for each place Neck, Middle and Bridge. Yes, I agree it is good to keep track of the guitar parts. I will end up with two types of Telecasters and two types of Stratocasters.This neck/butt year/week date-code should be close the several guitar body pards to tie both together as one original guitar. Now you get in to vintage stuff and I pull out the stops. I put a hand made sticker with the Y/M/D and my name. But, I have purchased 110( ) 1950s & 1960s Jensen Speakers and I wish to have special non-normal cabinets built.It is a maple neck with either a maple fretboard or an ebony fretboard. It has a 12" (305mm) radius and Dunlop jumbo frets. At the time of the original launch this was intended to contrast with some of Fender's budget models, which then used cheap plywood for the body.