Dating a fender custom shop guitar


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So, the company just used the L Plates not wanting to let them go to waste.

After CBS took over Fender changed the neck plates once again.

For instance, many of the MIJ/CIJ Telecasters have the serial number on the bridge and they start with an "A".

Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997!

0001 to 6000 = 1954 6000 to 9000 = 1955 9000 to 16000 = 1956 16000 to 25000 = 1957 (some numbers with a "0" or "-" prefix) 25000 to 30000 = 1958 (some numbers with a "0" or "-" prefix) 30000 to 40000 = 1959 40000 to 58000 = 1960 55000 to 72000 = 1961 72000 to 93000 = 1962 93000 to 99999 = 1963Called an “L Plate,” Fender neckplates started showing up with LXXXXX numbers sometime in 1963. It was an error by the company that produced the neckplate stamping for Fender.