CASE IS IN NICE SHAPE FOR AGE, SOME TOLEX MISSING FROM SIDE, AND INNER LINING SHOWING A LITTLE PADDING, BUT ALL SOLID AND ALL LACTHES WORKING.
BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.
CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.
In some cases, the logo itself will be changed to something which reflects the change in name.
(For example, if "Mitsubishi" = "three diamonds" then "Mitsuboshi" will have a logo with three diamonds.) Contrast Shoddy Knockoff Product (actually trying to rip people off with names similar to brand names) and Product Placement (when the real product name is used extensively due to an endorsement deal with the company in question).
Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate.
On some Telecasters at the bridge between the pickup and the saddles. PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap. "NO RESERVE" GRETSCH 1960'S HARDSHELL CASE "NO RESERVE" THIS GRETSCH HARDSHELL CASE IS FROM THE 1960'S. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING. FIT'S A 16" BOTTOM BOUT GUITAR WITH A 3" THICKNESS AND A 41&1/2" LENGTH WITH NO PROBLEM. THIS 1960'S GRETSCH HARDSHELL CASE IS IN NICE SHAPE!