Dating a fender showmaster

Combined, there were less than 2000 of this model shipped so its a fairly rare guitar.Features include solid ash double-cutaway semi-hollow body, single F-hole on bass side, set neck construction, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, abalone dot inlays, raised chrome logo, stopbar/tuneomatic bridge tailpiece and 22 medium jumbo frets. Squier Company in 1965; by 1982 the Squier name had resurfaced as a low-cost "value brand" alternative initially manufactured and distributed in the Japanese domestic market and soon offered to Europe, North America and the rest of the world. As his business grew, Squier moved the company to 429 Lake Ave. Up to 1900, the best violin strings were made in Europe.

Serial number 03091674 would have been made in September 2003.

2004 Fender TC-90 Thinline, (front), (back), (headstock), (optional case).

Pretty rare model from Fenders Special Edition series, made only from 04-07, seamlessly replaced by the single cutaway Jim Atkins signature (JA-90) in mid-07.

Early Showmaster models (prototypes) were originally labeled as Stratocasters on their headstocks and are very rare.

The Custom Shop Showmaster perimeter was a design supplied by John Suhr, another Senior master builder during that era.