Mexican fender guitar dating
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.
(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.
2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.
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.
Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.
Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.