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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: How old is my guitar? Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity I'd like to know how old my Bronco is.

This is a pic of the heel, there's a J. Torres name stamp too, if that's relevant.
The girl that sold it to me had it since '78 and said she thought it was a '72.
What do you people think?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Vintage Rocker it is indeed a '72, indicated by the number 2 being the second to last digit.

http://www.vintagerocker.com/fender/neck_dates.html

"From 1972 to 1980 Fender used a dating and identification system similar to the 1969 to 1971 system. [For example,] a Stratocaster with a neck code of 09032185. The first 6 digits are paired codes for instrument type, fretboard type, and week. The last two digits year and day of the week, are read individually.

09 = model code (Stratocaster)
03 = neck code (maple neck)
21 = week code (week 21)
8 = year code (1980)
5 = day of the week code (Thursday)"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's Wednesday on week 33 in 1972?
I'm working that out to be 16/8. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can we get another shot of the entire guitar? Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
can we get another shot of the entire guitar? Cool

Yes, I got it a few years back, take a look at this. Wink
http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29828&highlight=
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