Dating fender acoustics guitars
Indeed it was given to me also, by my cousins, in pieces, about 10 -12 years ago. I think the "hologram" logo you describe is actually abalone.
Here are the things I identified as a fake: truss-rod opening, bridge, serial number, headstock, logo, tuners and more." Basically, if you have any doubts about a recent purchase—or if you just want to be prepared for the future—this video is a must-watch.If you'd like to learn more about Gretsch serial numbers, we highly recommend Ed Ball's "Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar." Ball is one of the key researchers who have determined the actual dates, years and features Gretsch serial numbers correspond to.Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.The sticker inside the guitar says its a Fender F-03 the serial number starts with a Y followed by 7 digits, the fender logo at the top of the neck is like a mulitcolored hologram.Basically its a very nice sounding acoustic guitar, but i'd like to know more about it. Sorry for the delay - we wouldn't want it to take one whole week for a response would we?