The 1962 Fender Stratocaster saw quite a few changes. Vin 71000-93999 are pre CBS Vin L00001-L19999 are CBS In early 1965, Leo Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments, Inc. to CBS for $13 million. 1962 Fender Stratocaster Neck And Fretboard. I think the medium jumbo frets Fender put on their modern day Strats make the real difference with bending. Renowned German luthier Roger Rossmeisl, who arrived at Fender in early 1962 after an enormously influential career at Rickenbacker and successfully engineered Fender’s entry into the world of acoustic guitars basically hollowed out a Telecaster body, routing sections on both sides from the rear and gluing a thin panel over the back. Eric Clapton’s 1962 Fender Telecaster/Stratocaster Custom This guitar first appeared in the late Cream days, more precisely during the band’s guest appearance on the Danish movie “Det var en lørdag aften” (It Was a Saturday Evening), filmed on February 5th and 6th, 1968 in Copenhagen. This are still in nice condition. Rossmeisl whose body of work at Fender also includes the Coronado, Montego, Wildwood and LTD, designed the distinctive Thinline Telecaster that was released in late 1968 at a retail price of $319.50. Vin 71000-93999 are pre CBS Vin L00001-L19999 are CBS In early 1965, Leo Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments, Inc. to CBS for $13 million. In 1962 Fender hired former Rickenbacker luthier Roger Rossmeisl. Date from late 1963, serial is L22695. Toward the end of 1962 Fender's success kept on building. Please study the photos carefully with an expert eye. In the beginning of 1954 Fender switched the serial numbers from the bridge to the neck plate. Well, we love both shiny new, heavily worn and all points in between and - luckily for everyone - Fender does, too. Which is why the AVRI 62 Custom has the serial number stamped on the neck plate as opposed to 52 Telecaster Reissues. One of the few successes of Fender’s CBS era was the Thinline Telecaster. How much is a 1962 fender telecaster worth? Vintage 1963 Fender Stratocaster Neckplate Telecaster Strat Tele P-bass 1962 61. One that I’ve already mentioned is the change of the Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. Until August 1962 Fender used flat-bottom ‘slab’ rosewood fingerboards. You can kinda get your fingers more "under", the strings with those! Custom Telecaster … Fender Relic 1962 Telecaster Custom The artificial ageing of guitars divides opinion between those who get it, and others who think those souls that do are deluded fools. Since mid-1959 Fender had been using a slab board Brazilian Rosewood fretboard. They decided the tone was too dark.