Dating a fender telecaster guitar
You will find the MADE IN JAPAN stamp on the heel of every guitar's neck, without variation.
On Stratocasters and bass guitars, you will find the serial number just below this stamp, also on the heel of the neck.
Toppscore ============= The neck headstock decal serial number states S853090 = 1977/1978.
But, I stored all my guitars and amps from 1983 till 2011 and it turns out I am real foggy, memory wise as to dates Thanks for any help or ideas you can offer.
Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and guitars.Is there any reference material that state 1978 neck-butt date codes read differently than 1982 neck-butt date codes? Other Person says this is a 1982 production feature and in 1978 Fender did not use silver-foil under the pick-guard.