Fender

Fender D-400 Pedal Steel

NOK 15.000,-

 


Ca 1960 Fender D-400 Steelgitar selges.

 

Blonde finish, fire pedaler, 8-polers Jazzmaster pickup og i strøken stand.

 

Et fint eksemplar for en Steel-samler eller en som er ute etter den gode gamle steel-sounden fra 60-tallet.

Dette er en av de første modellene som kom i blonde finish og brown tolex kasse.

Brown Tolex kasser ble sluttprodusert i 1963. 

 

Her er litt info om modellen sakset ut fra et steelgitar forum.

Takk til Frode Bjørnstad for god hjelp.





My information on Fender tells me that the 400 was made from 1958 thru 1962 as a 24-1/2" scale instrument, 8 string with a wide fat looking pickup, not too unlike a Jazzmaster pickup. The nut and bridge were each a chrome bar, which was changed to a roller nut and bridge for years 1962-1963. Sometime after that (who knows when), Fender moved to the 23" scale for the 400 (and the 1000, too). The roller bridge was changed to an individually cam action bridge. Also, in the period between '63 and '66, (a huge period of change for Fender) a new changer appeared, a new pickup (skinny, with sawtooth metal side, i.e., Jaguar), foot pedals grew smaller and became black and a larger roller nut was fitted. When exactly each appeared with the small run of pedal guitars that Fender made is anybody's guess. I've seen examples of 24-1/2" 400's a with the roller nut and bridge but after that the scale change came.
I was really asking about people's preferences, especially those who have played with the various pickups and feature changes.

The 24 1/2' to 23" scale change was made in '63. This was a year after they added the roller bridge and nut, which was in 1962. The blond to sunburst change was made in 62, also. The blond guitars all had the wide pickup, and only the earliest sunburst guitars had the wide pickup. By late '63, they were all sunburst, short-scale, narrow pickups. (I liked the longer scale, tuned to a D9th, and the C6th with the "E" on top.) Even with the non-roller bridge and nut, string breakage wasn't really bad (I played a '58 for about 7 or 8 years). I think the combination of the long scale and solid bridge/nut gave them superior sustaining quality.

 

 

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D-400 steel_bak

 
 

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