Old Fender Catalogue

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by Jay » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:59 pm

luau wrote: Awesome 1946dodge!

I have a '67 service manual, and quite a bit of FMI stuff (parts lists, guitar/amp schematics, crazy cool exploded drawings -Duo-Sonic, Mustang, VI, XII-, some Rhodes stuff, etc.). If anyone is interested, I can start scanning. I've got 2 3 ring binders that are packed full.
Does Chuck Norris kick ass!  Hell yeah we're interested.  If you want to start scanning PM for details on where to send and I'll add stuff in as I get time.  The exploded drawings sound especially cool.  And if anyone has other catalogs (especially earlier) let us know.

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by luau » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:16 pm

Will do. I'll start with the most relevant bits and, as I go through it, try to catalog what all I have.
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by dinosaur » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:52 pm

Thanks!  These are all great.

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by Jay » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:25 pm

BTW...  we decided to move the Catalog and similar posts into the newly created Library section underneath Guitar Shop & Library. So look there.  Thanks!

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by dltinter » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:16 pm

I have a 1956 Fender catalog that is in very good condition. Someday I will ebay it.

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:41 pm

Did anyone notice in the aforementioned 72 catalog scan, the strat page boasts "off set" contoured waist! :o
Also, I didn't realize they used the "ashtray" bridge covers that late!
http://www.offsetguitars.com/catalogs/F ... caster.htm

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by mezcalhead » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:34 pm

It does definitely say that .. how weird and frightening.

(BTW I've thrown that image onto photobucket and edited your post to link to it rather than the image on this site .. just 'cos we're a bit careful about our bandwidth at the moment.)
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:56 pm

mezcalhead wrote: (BTW I've thrown that image onto photobucket and edited your post to link to it rather than the image on this site .. just 'cos we're a bit careful about our bandwidth at the moment.)
Thanks!!  I should have done that.... ::)
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by 1946dodge » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:00 pm

Did you guys notice that there were hand written prices on the Strat, Fender Tele custom, deluxe and plain tele?
I wrote those down from a phone call I made to the place I ordered my strat from (Caruso's Music in New London Connecticut) and got the catalogue from.
Those were the 40% off list prices then, because that was what Caruso's was selling them for.
Imagine how inexpensive they were then!
I remember going across the street (Bank St in New London) from Caruso's to a pawn shop and saw a beautiful mint white Jaguar with case for 100 bucks.
I always regret not buying that too!
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by 1946dodge » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:04 pm

I sent also with the catalogue a pic of the Bass VI which you may have omitted from the posting Jay.
Maybe you may want to remove the cover page and put it in?
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by Jay » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:04 pm

I have every page of the catalog in there and added everything you sent so far as I can tell.  If you can resend I'll add it in.

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by Who Ran The Iron Horse? » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:16 am

So I need to post 50 times to see this library?

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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by serial » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:37 am

Funny-I have a bunch of old Fender catalogs (and a '66 Gibson cat) and they all have those pen notations about the prices!
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by 1946dodge » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:55 am

have every page of the catalog in there and added everything you sent so far as I can tell.  If you can resend I'll add it in.
Jay, I didnt see the little arrows to go page to page. you have it all. I am just computer illiterate
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Re: Old Fender Catalogue

Post by Jay » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:15 am

You know, those arrows are pretty lame and ordinarily I would have just replaced them with something easier to see but I kinda rushed through it to get it online quickly.  I'll fix it.

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