Dating telecaster body

As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.In March 1985, CBS Corporation sold Fender to a group of private investors led by William Schultz, where the company get the current name Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.

The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover.Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.

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