Dating fender japan telecaster
Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.
To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.
The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.
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.
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.