G&L instruments produced since mid-2010 are shipped with a Custom Build Specifications sheet which includes the date the instrument was completed. PRODUCT REGISTRATION. To assist us in better serving our customers, please take a minute to register your Fender products. Like the GR-300, there are three versions of the G-303 and G-808 guitars, distinguished by changes to the PC board. I was contacted by a G-303 player in the States and a G-808 player in Norway both using the first run, early "prerelease" version of the guitar electronics. I just got in 3 models of some of the best vintage style guitars I've seen for the money. They arrived with a very good setup, the fit and finish is excellent, and they are made with quality hardware and electronics including a Wilkinson vintage style tremolo with "pop-in" trem arm and Allen-screw tightness adjustment, Sperzel USA locking tuners, and TTM's own Palladium Series pickups. Guitars . Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. To get the best possible experience, it is therefore important that youâ€™ve done some research and decided on what kind of model youâ€™re looking for. The following year, the company hired designer Lloyd Loar to create newer instruments. Loar designed the flagship L-5 archtop guitar and the Gibson F-5 mandolin that was introduced in 1922, before leaving the company in 1924. In 1936, Gibson introduced their first "Electric Spanish" model, the ES-150, followed by other electric instruments like steel guitars, banjos and mandolins. Ibanez (アイバニーズ, Aibanīzu) is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. 2018 – 20th year of chrisguitars.com! (now over 10M hits!) We salute our Nation’s military, past and present. IN WONDERFUL ALBANY, NY, USA. Updated: Wed, Dec 19th, 2018 Fernandes is the parent company that made most of the company's Fender replica guitars under its own Fernandes name. Burny is the brand name or division that focused on the making of Gibson replica guitars. How the "Hand Stamped" Date Code Works. The Code on the tube chart of your Fender Amp is made up of two letters. The First letter equates to the Year and the Second letter to the Month.