Dating prs guitars
Many guitar magazines printed in Japan recently illustrate this demand.“Japan Vintage” is one of the new magazinesprinted and dedicated for the sole purpose of highlighting these beauties.Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.The first letter indicates the last digit of the year of production. Tenryu/Wada Factory, Made in Japan, 1985-1986: ######. Eventually, as the company found that the demand for their popular replicas grew and that the size of the production wasgetting too large, they relinquished their Stratocaster division to Fender Japan in late 1981.By 1982, Greco Stratocasters became Fender JV Stratocasters, then later MIJ and CIJ Stratocasters, made by the sameguys who made the Greco "Sparkle Sound," "Spacey Sound," "Sparkle Sound," and "Super Real" Stratocasters from1977-1981.In 1930, Washburn merges with Tonk Brothers and releases the Solo Deluxe, the precursor of the auditorium style guitar and one of the best-selling guitars created.With the onset of the 1970's, Washburn releases the Wing series, our first electric models.
After that, the pressure to “cease and desist” production of copyright-infringing designs took its toll on Grecoand they decided to change their headstocks and logos to avoid a confrontation with the American manufacturers.Also, Greco made more clone models of original Fenders, Gibson’s, Rickenbacker’s, Gretsch’s, Zemaiti’s, lbanez, andother brands, than all other companies combined.They beat Tokai to the lawsuit race by at least 5 years.Most of the 1960's guitars were original models, but in the early 1970's, they got into making replicasof original Fenders and Gibson’s.At first, they didn't have the hardware to make really good, exact replicas, but by 1974or so, they had the correct-style hardware to match their excellent craftsmanship, and they put out some killer replicas.