The business also sidelined in carrying records for sale and the in rental of company-designed PA systems.
Leo became intrigued by design flaws in contemporary musical instrument amplifiers and began building amplifiers based on his own designs or modifications to designs.
The company was founded in Fullerton, California, by Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender in 1946. FMIC is a privately held corporation, with Andy Mooney serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In December 2012, TPG Growth (the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG Capital) and Servco Pacific took control of the company after acquiring the shares held by Weston Presidio.Following its success, Fender created the first mass-produced electric bass, the Precision Bass (P-Bass).Is it possible that bodies in Mexican Strats after 1996 were made from poplar ? As I mentioned before, I was unsure because of the sixth digit in the serial number - but yours and Guitar_Hurricane's posts helped me a lot.Thank you in advance, regards Tomek Hi, recently I was having my guitar serviced and luthier said that body is probably made from poplar.The company began as Fender's Radio Service in late 1938 in Fullerton, California.
As a qualified electronics technician, Fender had repaired radios, phonographs, home audio amplifiers, public address systems and musical instrument amplifiers, all designs based on research developed and released to the public domain by Western Electric in the 1930s using vacuum tubes for amplification.
Could you possibly post a link or information about wood, hardware and pickups that were used on those guitars ?
Thank you in advance, regards Tomek The serial number of my guitar is : MN6228687.
"MN6" would suggest 1996, but after it, there are 6 digits instead of 5 (on guitar dating page there are 5 digits after MN6). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Not to worry, I'm pretty sure your guitar is genuine.
An explanation for your extra serial number is probably just a goof on Fender's information page.
Don't hold me to this information, a few things here and there could be wrong but thats basically how the story went. Here's a site you can use for dating fender guitars and a number of other guitar makers, it's a good one for your anniversary pickups, I'm not too sure about them, but for all I know they could be alittle more top-of-the-line, with an anniversary model they usually upgrade something, most likely it will be the pickups, since that's the number one upgrade that does a guitar justice._________________Chet Feathers Authorized Tone Pros Dealer Authorized WD Music Products Dealer F/A Official Southpaw Compliance Certification Tester I didn't Lose my mind, I traded it for this guitar. I have thought that my guitar's body was made from poplar - as far as I remember, I had browsed found poplar in Mexican Strats specs.