Dating new fender guitars

The following excerpts of information is from website HQ.com: When Fender switched to Alder (from Ash) as it's primary body wood in mid 1956, many books and authorities state Femder started using a product called "Fullerplast" This is a very misunderstood product.The sealer allowed any color coat (be it sunburst or a custom color) to not soak into the wood.Since the sealer is essentially a clear inexpensive primer, less color would be needed (and color costs a lot more money than a cheap sealer).This occurs when the finish dries and sinks into the open pores of the wood, leaving a finish with many dimples.To stop this, a pore filler consisting of fine sand mixed in a thick solution is brushed (or sprayed) on the bare wood.

This allowed Fender to use cheaper Alder with more cosmetic flaws.After some dry time, the excess pore filler can be scraped or wiped off leaving material in the pores of the wood, thus filling them.After some more dry time, the body can be sealed with lacquer and the color finish can be applied.Most likely, this man is staining the Alder bodies yellow, a process used on Alder from 1956 and later before spraying the sunburst finish.Fullerplast is a clear, sprayed chemically curing sealer, unaffected by solvents after it dries.

Finally a clear coat is sprayed over the entire body to seal the colors.

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