Fender 1961 Stratocaster

Rosewood fingerboard adopted for the first time with "Jazz Master" announced "Jazz Master" announced in the previous year ('58) since the' Jazz Master), a rare blond Ash & slab board specification, has a standard specification. The "slab board" in which the adhesive surface of the neck and the fingerboard is bonded to the plane is characterized by this time. The body material has adopted Alder from within '56 years, but only the bright blonde finish is used for the blonde finish. The blonde specification of the '60 'is a rary individual with a small number of production.

Basic control cavity of the '60' '. From the middle of '59, the pickguard is changed from the white 1-ply to 3 ply to 3 ply 3 ply. As this pick guard changes, the part of the control cavity screw holes will be in the form of a jacket, so it has a slightly narrow shape.

The groove of the wiring code of the rear pickup unit has individual differences, but the bottom is rounded with freehand even with the '57' '.

"Switchcraft" jack is adopted. The edge of the cavity is scraped after painting, but it seems that there is a difference in the finish due to individual differences. You can clearly check the pin holes of the jigging.

Dating in the body's back spring cavity can be confirmed in September 61.

There is a change in the area of ​​contour processing in '65, and there is a change in the shape of extremely inclined, so the shape is a part that is fine and different depending on the year.

Painted neck pocket on the whole. Lacquer peeling and neck and body dating for neck joints are also matched with "9/61", so you can check with the originally set individual. From around 62, the hanger will be installed and painted in the neck pocket, so the paint will only be ride.

Commonly known as "Black Bobbin" using black fiber paper up and down. It is changed to a gray fiber paper called "Gray Bobbin" from the black fiber paper to the "Gray Bobbin" in '64. Original pickup with a masking tape that combines the wiring. Cylindrical Arnico Type V, Coil Uses "AWG (American Wire Gauge) # 42" for the pickup magnet. Pole Piece is a "stagger" type that is different from the height in each string to balance the volume balance and is adopted by the half of the 70's.
※ Alnico type V: Aluminum (Al), Nickel (Ni), Cobalt (CO) with aluminum (Al), nickel (Ni), cobalt (CO), by the way, the origin of alnico is simply arranged by the element symbol.
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(F) 6.03kΩ (M) 5.98kΩ (R) 5.82kΩ

Basically, the serial number is one of the key points as an element that identifies the produced age, but there is no error due to the change in system including the production process, as well as the serial and manufacturing date There are also individuals with extremely distant individuals, so it does not necessarily match. It is also possible to easily exchange parts, so it is necessary to determine comprehensively, including each part, including each part.

The pot is a round groove type made of "Stackpole" adopted from around 57. Pot Date is "304-6134", so it can be determined to be 34 weeks of '61. Changed to orange ceramic capacitors from this year. It features a yellow tube for insulation. Unfortunately, the selector switch has been replaced with a CRL 5-point expression, but it can be said to be minimal changes prioritized to usability, such as halftone.

From mid-five999 years of pyrochlorinated vinyl chloride to white / black / white 3 ply. Cellroid is a yellow dark blue (which looks black, but it is actually a green guard, but it is called a green guard, and it is called "Green Guard". 3 At the same time as changing to the ply, the overall aluminum shield plate that was only control part is the shape covering the whole.

Similar to the body You can check the Dating in September September. Rosewood fingerboard adopted from mid-five years. Initialization is a common name "slab board" where bonding is planar, and it becomes a commonly known "round board" bonded to the curved surface from the middle of the year. Because there is a thickness of rosewood that the slab board is sticky, there is a difference between the thickness and rising of the sound.

After the V-neck (triangle neck) up to '57, he moved from '58 to a flat grip with a thin and flat grip. Thin neck shapes are also the features of the '60' ', but after that, they will gradually become a shape in which the thickness is increased. With the fact that Rosewood fingerboards have become standard in '59, the Skunk stripe of Walnut material that was in the maple 1 piece neck disappears.
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Nut Width: 43mm, 12 Fret Department: 52mm
Neck thickness: 22 mm (1 fret), 26 mm (12 frets)

The peg is "kluson" coverage type. "Kluson Deluxe" was engraved "1-row Kruson (Single Line)" by '163.

Gold colored black border common name "spaghetti logo". Backup processing Headstock with almost no horned impression. There is no patent number until '60 years, and only "with synchronized tremolo" is displayed at the bottom.

'59 The spacer is added under the String Guide from the second half. This reduces the load on the string, and as a result, the tension of the strings will be softer, so it is a fine part. From around 64, it changes to a nylon spacer.

A position mark called "Clay Dot" adopted until '59- '64. It is characterized by the fact that the dot marker on 12 frets is located in the middle of the middle of five strings and 2 strings until '63. From '63, the two intervals are narrowed, and the material is changed to pearl pattern cellroids in '65.

A separate type tremolo block that integrates "Inertas block" that functions as a "bridge" and a tail piece.
The name of this "synchronized tremolo" that achieved a novel idea is attached from the meaning of moving with the bridge plate integrated and the inertia block integrated during arming. Saddle's Imphee has already been replaced from rusting and deterioration.

Serial numbers engraved on top of the joint plate are basic elements of age discrimination. From around 62, neck joints and tremolo's spring hanger screws change from wood screws to tapping screws, but this unit has already been used to be a transient transition period. .