Start Dating japanese fender telecaster

Dating japanese fender telecaster

At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover.

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.

Fender Japan was officially created in March 1982 as a joint venture company between Fender USA, Yamano Music Instrument (Fender USA and Gibson Distributor that time) and Kanda Shoki (Greco's distributor).

Around 1976-1980, Many Japanese Guitar MFGs made the replica of Fender guitars.

The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.

Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.

The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present.

Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.

Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate.

The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.

The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.