EX 2

 

 

The EX 2 is the same as the EX 1, however the alder body has a 2-piece highly figured AAA-grade maple top, with a different range of colour options. Both set-neck and bolt-on necks are supposed to exist (although only set-neck ones have been seen, so very likely all EX 2 guitars were set-neck).

It used to sell for $1329.99 (140.000 Yen).

Heartfield colour codes available for this guitar: AUG-Autumn Gold (529), ATB-Antique Burst (537), CRS-Crimson Stain (538) and EBS-Ebony Stain (539).

First documented month of manufacture (not counting the obviously different prototypes): May 1988 (serial number E88272, see guitar below). Last documented month of manufacture: October 1989 (serial number J89588, see guitar below). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in spring 1990 (there were no earlier issues) and last in winter (i.e. early) 1992.

Click on a serial number to view an instrument's known history.

 

 

Type: 1988 EX-2
Serial #: E88274
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The owner, Greg Yarber.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: C89053
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold. Although newer than the above guitar, which features the 'new' control layout, this particular axe has the 'old' control layout.
Above photo credits: The owner, Craig Cardone.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89207
Remarks: The colour is called Ebony Stain. This is a particularly striking guitar. A real beauty. The pickups are no longer stock: They are EMG SA and 89 pickups. Click here for more pictures (on a site by the owner).
Above photo credits: The owner, Todd Madson.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89210
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The owner, Bryan Rierson.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89211
Remarks: Although much less brilliant-looking than the Antique Burst model down on this page, this might be the same colour, though it looks more like traditional sunburst known from other guitar brands/types.
Click here, here or here what this guitar looked like after 2005's Hurricane Katrina (pictures by the owner John Simmons).
Above photo credits: Lifted off gbase.com.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89217
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The owner, Dave Crawford.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89230
Remarks: The colour is Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89248
Remarks: The colour is Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89259
Remarks: The striking colour is Ebony Stain.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89272
Remarks: The colour is called Autumn Gold. Pickups have been replaced by Seymour Duncan H73 Hot Rails in the neck & bridge, and Seymour Duncan H70 Little 59 in the middle.
Above photo credits: The owner, Mike Piazza.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: E89275
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: G89249
Remarks: The colour is Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: H89516
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold. Note the rear of the guitar, which shows clearly that the body is made of mahogany, not the usual alder. For a detail of the front of the body click here.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: H89534
Remarks: The colour is Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: Dave Crawford, who is the neighbour of owner Jack Cavanaugh.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: I89526
Remarks: This colour is Antique Burst. It has a Gotoh tremolo fitted. John's pictures really bring out the amazing wood structure.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: J89534
Remarks: Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: J89553
Remarks: Antique Burst.
Above photo credits: Then owner, Paul Abrams. New owner David Roupell.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: J89565
Remarks: The colour is Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The then owner, Raymond Whitlock.

Type: 1989 EX-2
Serial #: J89588
Remarks: This truly beautiful finish is called Autumn Gold.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

 

Please report dead links, possible copyright infringements or guitar-related info to the maintainer of these pages, Richard Karsmakers!