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Crafted in Japan, A 6 digits corresponds to 1997-1998.
So I bought a '52 telecaster reissue when I was a very dumb, very naive 19 year old. (One had individual saddles and the other had shared saddles- although these might not be the correct technical terms)Anyway- some 14 years later I get an urge to switch out the bridge, so I bring it in to the shop.
But that son of a bitch is no where to be found on the guitar itself! Don't let people who have no guitar knowledge work on your guitars. But I don't really know what I'm talking about. From 1976 onwards, the serial was "stamped" on the guitar itself, and could not be removed. Also- the stamped Fender on the bridge plate is totally horizontal and not slanted like the one in the pic. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. To find the exact production date of Fender Vintage series instruments, remove the neck and examine the joint of the neck and body. Fender introduced its Vintage Series guitars in 1982.Test it out next time you are checking out a friends guitar collection share the knowledge!The main purpose for finding a serial number on your Fender Stratocaster is to discover its production details.