Dating fender bass cases
You can see the difference in all 3 versions below, the last one being the style used by CBS until the 1980’s when Fender changed back to using the “transition” and “spaghetti” logos, depending on the model.
What’s interesting is that the logo you know see on the website (below), white lettering on red background, is pretty damn close to the first ‘spaghetti’ style logo but for a few positional changes, curves and proportions.• The white on red version of the logo has now been archived to my Logo Stack collection, filed under: Fender I have crudely over laid both the original, and new logos (below), for comparison.
"Bullet" truss rod adjusts at peghead instead of butt-end of neck. Black 3 layer pickguard, black knobs and black pickup covers. That is, black pickguards with white knobs and covers are seen first, followed by black pickguards and black knobs and covers. We're always looking to get feedback on our dating details so if you have pictures or adjustments, please give us a shout.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.This original version of the logo was used in the 1950’s and 1960’s on most of the Fender instruments, including: as well as several other Fender instruments of that period.The gold logo (above) with black outline was called the ‘transition logo’, and was designed by adman and graphic designer, Robert Perine.