Dating your fender bassman


These are excellent for the beginners and tight budgets and easy to upgrade later on.

Body: basswood Neck: modern C-shape with maple and rosewood fingerboards Pickups: vintage style single coils Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster The Classic Vibe Stratocaster is a step up from the Bullet and Affinity range.

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In the 80s and early 90s, Japanese Fenders were well known for being superior to any other models and the quality is still top notch.

Neck wood and contour plays an important role in how the guitar sounds and how it feels to play.

Don’t start by plugging it into a loud amp and lots of pedals but listen to the acoustics, the natural resonance and sustain.

If this sound and feels right, then it’s a guitar well worth considering.

Some like thick necks and some prefer a thinner contour.