17/11/2015 The Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster (Maple Fingerboard, Black) and Fender Champion 100 (Snow White Limited Edition) are two new, stunning Fender FSR models. 05/06/2015 John Lennon's first Gibson acoustic guitar, a J-160e, which was stolen after a Christmas concert in 1963 and remained lost for 50 years, will be auctioned later this year.
Hoshino owns no manufacturing facilities beyond a small custom shop in California.
Neck dating is useful in determining the age of a guitar, but is not definite.
The neck date simply refers to the date that the neck was produced.
Lastly, each guitar comes in a premium aluminum Zero Manufacturing attaché case with a built-in hygrometer that allows the interior environment of the case to be seen without the need to open the case.
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.