Dating a fender guitar case
Open G is tuned D-G-D-G-B-D Open A is tuned E-A-E-A-C#-E Open D is tuned D-A-D-F#-A-D Open E is tuned E-B-E-G#-B-E Bluegrass and Country Dobro players using a square-neck instrument tend to favor an altered G tuning, often called “High-G”, where the 6th string is tuned up to “G” instead of down to “D”, and the 5th string is also tuned up, to B: G-B-D-G-B-D.They also sometimes raise it up to “High-A”: A-C#-E-A-C#-E.This must be true since it was really dirty and even had spiders inside it.It seems really hard to find in what year it was built.From its beginnings in Leo's radio and record store in Fullerton, California, to the Fender Musical Instrument Corporation of the 1990's, Fender instruments seem to be rated in terms of their historical value or relationship to the past as seen in their reissue models.The 5 - digit serial numbers were preceded by a dash from late 1956 to early 1958 and between late 1957 and late 1958 some neck plates were double stamped, 6 digits outside and 5 digits with dash (different number) on the underside. From July 1964 it changed to a more modern looking gold "transition" logo and mid 1968 until 1977 they had the black "CBS" logo.I am a horrible lap steel player, but still a fun time trying.Nice Vintage Fender Champ Lap Steel Demo Tunings I learned from several sources including Wikipedia Lap steel guitars are not tuned in standard guitar tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E, low to high).
The standard method of attaching the neck to the body is by way of Four screws and a neck plate that reinforces the joint.
Hello lads, I bought this Fender case about one year ago.
The seller told me it was laying on his attic for a decent amount of years.
Joe Perry of Aerosmith uses Open E on his electric lap steel.
David Lindley is another player who uses transposed variations of these tunings.
Modified C6 tuning, with a Bb in the bass: Bb-E-G-A-C-E Western Swing and Country lap steel players generallyy use a C6 tuning. The E7 tuning is used when learning with the Mel Bay Steel Guitar Method instructional books.