Fender tele dating

All Telecasters basically have the same features: single cutaway slab body, 2 chrome knobs, 3 position toggle switch, 3 paired adjustable bridge saddles, strings anchor thru body (except in late 1958 to 1959).Period specific details are as follows: Serial number on neck plate. White single layer vinyl pick-guard replaces black pick-guard.To clarify, a neck would have one or the other type of stamp… It is not known why Fender used two completely different systems at the same time.Then in 1972, Fender changed to a new type of neck stamp which had 8-digits which was stamped in green or red ink.Starting in the summer of 1951, Fender adopted the name "Telecaster" for this model, and started using new decals after all the old clipped decals were used.Note that whilst the above dates are accurate, be aware that Fender was a month or two ahead in making body parts so that the date of the decal style might be slightly out of step with the guitar it was applied to.

8 DEC 65 B for a Duo-Sonic II with a 1 5/8 inch neck width).CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.Both type of stamps can be found on Fenders made from 1969 through 1971.Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.I won’t get into the pros and cons of 1970s Fenders here, but instead, I hope to shed some new light on those weirdo neck codes.

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DATING YOUR INSTRUMENT. The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964. You will notice that there is quite a bit of overlap of. 
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