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instrument production history, PRODUCTION DATES have been applied to various components.
Neck-dating can be useful in determining the was produced, rather than the complete instrument.
Parts may have been produced in one year and left in a bin until they were ready to be paired with a body.
A guitar neck could have been produced in 1956, then slapped onto a body in 1957 and if late enough in the year pickups may have been put in early 1958.
I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.SERIAL NUMBERS are also helpful in determining an instrument’s production year.For years, SERIAL NUMBERS have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body.Other areas that contain Serial Numbers are on the top of the Neck Plate and the front or back of the Head Stock.On some of the early Stratocaster’s it was stamped on the back of the Vibrato Cover Plate.