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Dating fender telecaster neck

(If you are not comfortable performing this operation, please use an experienced professional guitar tech in your area).

There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 19), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted.

While this neck dating is useful in roughly determining the age of a guitar, it is certainly not definitive.

These books are the same resources we refer to here at Fender, when trying to research answers to these same history and dating questions.

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.

But once again, due to the modular nature of Fender's production methods, and the fact that most serial numbers schemes are not sequential and usually overlap from between 2 to 4 years, (from the early days of Fender, through to the mid 1980s), dating by the serial number is not an exact science.

The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.

Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.