#1
I have a Aria strat with bullet tie rod neck, can anyone give me a estimate as to the year it was built and where, it has an all maple neck without the normal rosewood top and the lacqer has gone yellow with age also the frets are very worn down to the 12th fret, i have been told that Fender brought out the bullet tie rod from 1971 to 1978 would this be correct. there are no Ser-numbers or any other markings, i have looked on the net but cannot find one like it, any info would be appreceated, regards all.
#2
a pic of the guitar help and they sometimes hide the serial numbers in the neck pocket (which would involve removing the neck)
#3
ask some of the guys on ibanezcollectors.com

those guys are encyclopedias on anything japanese from the 60's, 70's and 80's