Dating fender japan telecaster
Whether it is an original model or a vintage (also the old logos are used again) depends on your own estimation of the age of the guitar. The original logo, also called "spaghetti logo", the transition logo and the CBS era logo.The spaghetti logo was used in the 1950s and is so named for its thin silver-colored letter with a thin black line.The code on potentiometers gives information about the manufacturer and the year and week when it is made.See: Dating potentiometers The Fender logo that was used can also be an indication from which period the guitar originates.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
3,143,028 the patent granted in August 1964 for Fender's adjustable neck construction. (Used since 1957 to the Precision Bass) The DES is the serial number. The serial number for these three models can be found at the bridge plate and is used until about early 1954. Until 1955, the serial number is applied to the bridge plate.
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.
Example: PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.
2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.