Dating fender japan telecaster
The guitars from 1990 have the serial number on the front of the headstock. If you have doubts about an odd serial number check the chart below, maybe you can find the number composition here.Fender moved the serial number to the back in 1996. If you can not find a serial number (unreadable, worn of), you can approximate the age of a semi/electric guitar on the basis of the potentiometers.Example: PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.
At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the headstock or on the cover plate of the vibrato.
The code on potentiometers gives information about the manufacturer and the year and week when it is made.