Fender 50's/60's Differences?

Orpheo

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ZackPomerleau said:
Did Fender do THAT much different regarding wiring and electronics during these time periods?

nothing at all :) at least; not on strats and tele's. they did change bodywood and fingerboad wood (ash-> alder, maple -> rosewood)
 

jmasin

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Reportedly they applied different "Mojo", although this is unsubstantiated.

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DangerousR6

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jmasin said:
Reportedly they applied different "Mojo", although this is unsubstantiated.

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In the 50's they had the "Buddy Holly" mojo additive. In the 60's they added the "Dick Dale" mojo, The 70's had the "David Gilmore", "Eric Clapton" mojo..... :guitarplayer2:
 

jackthehack

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From 1954 - 1969 there were basically NO changes in wiring scheme, all models used 3 way rather than 5 way switches common today. Capacitor type - up till '62 paper caps, then round ceramics after that. Cloth insulated wire replaced by plastic in late'67/early '68. Pickups were "black bottom" type through 1964, switched at that point to "gray bottom" with gray cardboard/fiberboard bottom, the latter always initialed/dated.

That's all.
 
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