THE UNOFFICIAL PRE CBS FENDER GUITAR FORUM

THE UNOFFICIAL PRE CBS FENDER GUITAR FORUM

A place for the discussion of pre CBS (pre 1966) Fender Guitars and Amps

This was a great site for an informed discussion on all things related to Fender before the 1966 takeover of the CBS corporation.

Unfortunately the forum no longer exists, but don't despair for you can discuss Fender here!

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CBS CONCORDE...Anyone know how much $$ ???

We've got a Black CBS concorde sitting around the house, still in fairly good condition, and we were wondering if anyone knew what it would be worth these days??
please send feedback to my email at: big_king_cade@hotmail.com
much appreciated
jord.

PRE cbs bandmaster head?

I was just curious was qualifies as pre cbs?
what year did cbs start making fender products?
there is a "late 60s" bandmaster head i am looking at and i was wondering what i should check in order for me to find this out

1955 buddy holly's stratocaster

who know if that guitar still exist ??

Re: 1955 buddy holly's stratocaster

: who know if that guitar still exist ??

My understanding is it was nicked.

Re: 1955 buddy holly's stratocaster

: : who know if that guitar still exist ??

: My understanding is it was nicked.

: My understanding is that it belongs to his wife.

advice for customizing my fender jazz bass

I have a fender jazz bass that's been around the block, and the pickups are in bad shape. Some strings and notes are significantly louder than others, and it seems the only solution is to replace these two pickups. The problem is, i live in Taiwan in a fairly remote locale, and there are no music stores here sophisticated enough to help me out. Basically, I would like a warmer, punchier tone, (imagining something like the sound of McCartney's hollow body bass points us in the right direction, though i know most of that sound comes from the hollow body). any suggestions for pickups, forums, websites dearly welcome!

Fender Precision Bass

I was given a Fender Precisin Bass which seems to have been made several years ago. The head/neck does not have a serial number instead there are four different patents listed below the words Precision Bass. It is a sunburst model with a Fender hard case. I have been told it is a early 60's model but how do can I be sure? Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Drew

Re: Fender Precision Bass

: I was given a Fender Precisin Bass which seems to have been made several years ago. The head/neck does not have a serial number instead there are four different patents listed below the words Precision Bass. It is a sunburst model with a Fender hard case. I have been told it is a early 60's model but how do can I be sure? Any help would be much appreciated!

: Thanks,
: Drew

hi check out this website. probably you can tell the year from the serial number on the back plate.
www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html

or to be really sure take off the neck. if it is pre cbs the date should be stamped on the end of the neck.

good luck,

richard

ps. nice gift!

cbs guitar

i recently brought a 1970's cbs guitar from e bay but when i got it, its really small...i think i must have brought a childs guitar by mistake even though it wasnt advertised as such..is a cbs a normal sized guitar?

cbs guitar

i recently brought a 1970's cbs guitar from e bay but when i got it, its really small...i think i must have brought a childs guitar by mistake even though it wasnt advertised as such..is a cbs a normal sized guitar?

Pre CBS Strat?

I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

Re: Pre CBS Strat?

: I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

almost certainly - late pre-cbs but pre cbs all the same - nice one.

Re: Pre CBS Strat?

: I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

almost certainly - late pre-cbs but pre cbs all the same - nice one.

Re: Pre CBS Strat?

: I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

Yes it certainly is going by the serial number you submitted.
I own a 1963 fiesta red strat L12319. i recently brought my string guage to an .11.
The difference these have made to the guitar is unreal.
The out of phase sounds a lot stronger and the overall tone from the instrument has really come to life.
It always sounded great since day one.
I bought it in Sweden in 1995.
I actually tried 13 different pre cbs strats before choosing the one i currently have.
I play everything from country to jazz and recently became part of a Shadows tribute band in Ireland.
Try the .11's.
They will bring your instrument to a new level.
Hope this helps??
Derek.

Pre CBS Strat?

I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

Re: Pre CBS Strat?

: I have a candy apple red fender stratocaster with a serial# L76222 is this a Pre CBS Fender?

Yes want to sell it?

RUSSELL GROVES

: Warning: Any views expressed on this or any other website purporting to have been lodged by Paddy Juhanson or if her name or any part of her name is used in association with Mr Russell Groves on this or any other website, legal action will be taken. The opinion expressed by P.J in followup above dated 7/10/04, is not in any way the opinion of Ms Juhanson as inferred.

RUSSELL GROVES

Warning: Any views expressed on this or any other website purporting to have been lodged by Paddy Juhanson or if her name or any part of her name is used in association with Mr Russell Groves on this or any other website, legal action will be taken. The opinion expressed by P.J in followup above dated 7/10/04, is not in any way the opinion of Ms Juhanson as inferred.

guitar value

I bought a used 12 string accoustic guitar,its a CBS Masterworks
model# MWG 570. Can you give me any info as to the year and appr.value?

Re: guitar value

You are the first person that has a CBS Masterworks guitar. I have been searching everywhere. I have a 6 string MGW560 model. I bought it in '71. When CBS bought out Fender they made guitars fro a short period of time before Fender bought back the company. I have no idea the value but I am getting the feeling it is rare.

Re: guitar value

: You are the first person that has a CBS Masterworks guitar. I have been searching everywhere. I have a 6 string MGW560 model. I bought it in '71. When CBS bought out Fender they made guitars fro a short period of time before Fender bought back the company. I have no idea the value but I am getting the feeling it is rare.

Hey all,
Not that rare... (according to the net...) I also have a CBS Masterworks 12 string... I bought it used in 1972 when I was in the service... (It cost me $75.00 then...)
Haven't heard much about it since but it's been a good playing guitar ever since (although it's been through a few bumps and bruises...

Bob

where how cost

where i can buy old guitars (1970 and before )
thanks for your answer

1964 fender pre-cbs

Can anyone help me price a 1964 fender telecaster pre-cbs. the guitar is in near-mint condition and all origanl except for the strings. if anyone can offer any insight, my e-mail is Gottabe11b@aol.com
Thank you
Aaron

Re: 1964 fender pre-cbs

: Can anyone help me price a 1964 fender telecaster pre-cbs. the guitar is in near-mint condition and all origanl except for the strings. if anyone can offer any insight, my e-mail is Gottabe11b@aol.com
: Thank you
: Aaron

Re: 1964 fender pre-cbs

Um ya just wondering...what is pre-cbs? that may be a dumb question but i was just wondering.

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RUSSELL GROVES

HEAP OF SHIT

Re: RUSSELL GROVES

He's actually a great guy with a really huge donger!

Re: RUSSELL GROVES

: Warning: Any views expressed on this or any other website purporting to have been lodged by Paddy Juhanson or if her name or any part of her name is used in association with Mr Russell Groves on this or any other website, legal action will be taken. The opinion expressed by P.J in followup above dated 7/10/04, is not in any way the opinion of Ms Juhanson as inferred.

Re: RUSSELL GROVES

: He's actually a great guy with a really huge donger!

: Warning: Any views expressed on this or any other website purporting to have been lodged by Paddy Juhanson or if her name or any part of her name is used in association with Mr Russell Groves on this or any other website, legal action will be taken. The opinion expressed by P.J in followup above dated 7/10/04, is not in any way the opinion of Ms Juhanson as inferred.

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