Dating fender bass cases


The gold version of the logo was called the ‘transition’ logo simply because it spanned the ‘spaghetti’ style Fender logo of the 1950’s, and pre Fender CBS-era of the late 1960’s.Information on the CBS-era Fender logo is somewhat scarce, but it was a thick black logo that was used between 1968-1980.

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Also a thin aluminum shield the size of the pickguard is installed underneath the pickguard.

Peghead decal logo now has 2 patent numbers (2,573,254 & 2,741,146) Peghead decal logo now has 3 patent numbers (2,960,900 added) Veneer Rosewood fingerboard.

As with the Marshall logo, the original ‘spaghetti’ style Fender logo (above) is by [someone unknown], although general chatter suggests it was based on Leo Fender’s own signature with the ‘F’ being simply reversed!

It’s a detail like that that can really create a truly ownable brand mark.

The red lettering is the logo currently is use whereas the slightly pixelated black/grey version is the original ‘spaghetti’ style.