Fender precision bass dating serial numner

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on its main Stratocaster and Telecaster models and had always used different model designs for its lower priced guitars.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.

The higher priced Fender guitars were made in the United States and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender copies.

Kanda Shokai owned the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies.

This arrangement benefited Fender because it removed the Greco Fender copies from the Japanese market, which were selling in Japan at much lower prices than the American made Fenders and it also benefited Kanda Shokai because Kanda Shokai could then distribute Japanese made Fender branded guitars in Japan.

The short scale makes the playing action easy, with a sound very different from anything else due to its unusual pitch register […] View more SERIAL NUMBER: S8 46831 DATE: 1978 The Jazz bass first appeared in 1960, and was a radical upgrade of its predecessor, the Precision, with its new offset waist and custom contouring making it supremely comfortable to play.

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