Fender® Historical Patent Markings

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What can you tell me about the historical patent markings that appear on some of your products?
Fender is proud to offer some of the most iconic musical instruments and amplifiers of the past 60 years. Some Fender products are intentional recreations or reissues of vintage guitars and amplifiers, and may therefore incorporate markings or text associated with original patents that have since expired. Specific examples of such models include patent numbers on the tremolo plates and decals of the Jaguar® and Jazzmaster® guitars, "Pat Pending" on some vintage Telecaster® guitar bridge plates, and "Design and Circuits Patented" language on the control panels of certain model amplifiers in Fender Vintage Modified, Vintage Reissue and Custom lines. Such markings are included only for the sake of historical accuracy, and are not intended to denote or imply live patents or ongoing patent protection.