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Well, it's not really so much trivia, I guess. I just want to see who can correctly guess what vintage my Fender Jaguar and amplifier are.

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And, no, I have no desire to be Johnny Greenwood.

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I'm not knowledgeable in that area. However, along the lines of a trivia thread, what is the acronym to remember the Great Lakes?

Answer: H.O.M.E.S.

Huron

Ontario

Michigan

Erie

Superior

Moving right along...

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Completely out of my league, but I will guess early 1980's.

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Looks like something from the early 60's to the early 70's so I'll say 1966 give or take 3 years lol .....

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Looks like something from the early 60's to the early 70's so I'll say 1966 give or take 3 years lol .....

The Jag is a very convincing reissue, especially with the patina it's acquired over the last 24 years.

Only a true Fender buff would spot the one detail on this reissue that is not like a '62 Jaguar.

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The Jag is a very convincing reissue, especially with the patina it's acquired over the last 24 years.

Only a true Fender buff would spot the one detail on this reissue that is not like a '62 Jaguar.

Well I'm not a Fender or a guitar buff, but my guess was way off .........

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Well I'm not a Fender or a guitar buff, but my guess was way off .........

It was a good guess, though, based solely on apperance.

To illustrate the one main and very minute difference between the '80s Jaguar reissues and the original models from the early '60s:

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It's the waterslide headstock decal. The one Fender Japan used on the '80s reissues had a bold, black Fender logo surrounded with a gold outline. Also, below the guitar's name, there is a script that reads "With Synchronized Floating Tremolo." This particular headstock decal wasn't used until CBS (yeah, that CBS) bought Fender in the late '60s. The correct headstock decal for a '62-'65 Jaguar will have patent numbers below the guitar's name and a bold, gold Fender logo outlined in black.

Of course, an original pre-CBS era Fender Jag wouldn't read "MADE IN JAPAN" on the heel of the neck.

That amplifier is another interesting piece. It dates after CBS sold Fender to investors. It also pre-dates Fender's use of serial numbers on the inspection sticker, so accurately dating that amp would be hard to do without a Fender rep.

Yeah, I am balthazar when it comes to vintage electric Fender guitars.

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