Fender Serial Number Lookup – Finding The Age of Your Guitar

  Fender Serial Number Lookup for Guitar and Bass Guitar Dating Leo Fender started building electric guitars back in 1950 and produced his first bass guitar a year later.  Fender guitars and basses are easily the most popular instruments ever made. The Fender company has gone through three major periods … Continue reading

Specialty Bass Guitar Strings

Shopping for bass strings can be complicated. There are so many different types of strings. There’s roundwound, flatwound, halfwound, tapewound and coated strings. There’s short scale, medium scale, long scale, (which is really the “standard” scale) and super-long scale. And, there’s 4-string, 5-string, 6-string and 8-string.  There are also basses … Continue reading

Japanese Manufacturers of Electric Guitars from 1960 to 1980 by Torch Harrison

When trying to sort out who made what from anything  coming out of Japan in the 60’s and 70’s it’s really easy to get lost quickly.  Unlike a lot of American companies, a handful of Japanese factories, built dozens of bass guitar brands. “Japanese Manufacturers of Made In Japan Badged … Continue reading