Finally the black pickguards were clear-coated with clear nitrocellulose lacquer top side only to give them depth and shine. Fender guitar cases Dating String Guides or "String Tree". Fender used "no line" Kluson tuners exclusively, and were unmarked had no brand name stamped in the tuner back. Features like bolt-on necks and fender guitar cases Dating wired into the pickguard all helped the Fender factory churn out guitar after guitar, day after day. The ONLY exception to this is if the model had a "blond" finish. October to mid Click here for a comparison of pickguard material used from toand a reissue pickguard. The next four plastic case logos were used from to the s: All models used Alder as the body wood.