Dating fender telecaster
Have a read through and hopefully you will pickup a few things to better assert yourself in the late 70's Stratocasters buyer's market. M = Model or Manufacturer O = Operator N = Neck configuration W = Week Y = Year D = Day Neck Stamps: MMNN*WWYD Example: 0900*3893 - Found on the very end of the neck heel, if at all, in green or dark red ink.First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.You spot a '79 in a local shop, or online, but how can you be certain it is a '79?All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.
At some point in time the 'T' was changed from a backwards 'F' look to a normal looking 'T'.
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Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given Fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model.
While there have been periods where dramatic changes have occurred, for example: the transition periods between Leo's Fender and the CBS years, as well as the transition between CBS' Fender and the current ownership, generally speaking, most models are feature specific and do not change from year to year.While this neck dating is useful in roughly determining the age of a guitar, it is certainly not definitive.The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced."New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.