Dating a chinese made fender guitar
The older Fernandes guitars do have serial numbers on occasion, and can be found on the neck plates of the Revivalseries Stratocasters and Telecasters, bbut otherwise, Burny and Fernandes didn’t often use serial numbers.
Dating a Burny or Fernandes can be loosely done by looking at the truss rod cover.
all Burny/Fernandes guitars have model numbers, but sellersoften intentionally or unknowingly misrepresent the model numbers to get higher prices. Chinese-made & Korean-made and will update my site as soon as more accurate information is located.
I just purchased a used GAD50 which is a wonderful instrument.
That's why Burnys are still made in Japan and in China...
For their Fender copies, they were forcedto change their headstock shape completely.
The rare old Fender and Gibson "lawsuit" replicas that can be found are extremely accurate in their attention to detail thatthe original Fender and Gibsons had.
And they have no replacement parts lists for these guitars. So, is there ANY source for determining manufacture dates for the GAD line of Guild guitars? p=340324#p340324), although I'm not sure if anyone confirmed it: Here is what I found out about dating GAD series guitars Dating GUILD GAD Instruments Guild introduced the GAD instruments in January of 2004.
The GAD serial numbers begin with GAD- followed by 5 digits.