Start Dating a fender guitar

Dating a fender guitar

The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.

To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.

Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.

On some Telecasters at the bridge between the pickup and the saddles. PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.

2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.

Perhaps the best way to date the Vintage series is to carefully remove the necek and check the bottom of the neck for a production date.

The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.

Our serial number guide shows approximate date of manufacture.

For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise idea of the date of manufacture.

At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.

(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.

But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.