Dating telecaster body
At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the headstock or on the cover plate of the vibrato.
(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.
Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.
Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.
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Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.
CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.
The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.
Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.
The reason for this is simple: if the part is original, it's worth trying to try to restore it; if not, why not simply replace it.
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