Fender Custom Shop Employees from the late 80's?

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  1. gOOdy2k13

    gOOdy2k13 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey guys, was Alfredo Chavez or someone with the initials S.B. employees in the Fender Custom Shop crew in the late 80's, specifically 1988? Here is the guitar tag I'm referring to the goes with a 1988 Clapton Strat. I'm trying to figure out if this one was made by talented folks that would later on lead the Fender Custom Shop crew. fender guitar tag 1988.jpg
     
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  2. Guy Named Sue

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    That's an inspection tag. Those who inspect never build any guitars.
     
  3. gOOdy2k13

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    Wasn't Alfredo Chavez a neck shaper for Fender?
     
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    Isn't Alfredo Chavez some type of sauce?
     
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    Perhaps it is? ha
     
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    Different Chavez, that guys first name started with a D.
     
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    Only two employees then. Mike Stevens and John Page.
     
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    And here they are!

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    George Blanda, Richard Syarto and Fred Stuart were the next to join the Custom Shop.
     
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    neck pocket will have who built the neck/body
     
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