Dating a fender telecaster body
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.But, the butt of the neck has six numbers which are not connected to each other. The numbers are: "421882" as you will hopefully see in the pictures. Toppscore I have discovered that the first two numbers "(42)1882" are not associated with the date.Do these numbers have anything to do with the date? This is a regular American Telecaster with a Rosewood fret board. "42" might indicate Maple neck with Rosewood Fretboard.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.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.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.
instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.
Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.
To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.
Many also have penciled neck dates () you can only see when the neck is removed from the body of the guitar. acronym for "Squier" These models were made by a different division of Fender and bear the Squier logo and not the Fender logo.
These models have the serial numbering and markings in the same location as Fender JV guitars, and were made only during the years 1983 to 1984. acronym for "MADE IN JAPAN" These models spanned the years from 1984 to 1997.