Looking to buy this guitar. He said it was a 1964 Mustang. Looked for any indication for "made in USA". Unable to find any where. Looks like there was a decal on top the first letter and numbers were-DES 186.826 then patent pending and numbers twice. On the back bottom of neck was metal plate had L 33144. Some one said might be a Frankenstein. Do these numbers mean anything? Would it have to say made in USA? Lastly, have to let him know ASAP-Sat Afternoon. Any idea on value??? Much appreciated, thanks!
see if you can run the numbers on the fender website. thats what i can think of right now. also you have to go with your gut. if it doesnt seem legit, then it probably isnt.
look at the butt end of the neck when unscrewed there should be a date stamp on it and maybe on in the neck cavity. and nice 1964 pre cbs : )