Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years. when i take the neck from the body i see when was made this guitar. the year is (if my mind is good) 1993. Fender Japan Serial guide - the most complete and updated chart Fender Japan Serial guide - the most complete and updated chart Some old Fender guitars have the manufacture date written (by pencil) on the bottom of the neck (month, day, year) - second photo after the chart below ilustrates it. Fender MIA Telecaster. Styles Mexican Vs American Telecaster. Here are the things I identified as a fake: truss-rod opening, bridge, serial number,. If you want send me your guitar pictures! hello, Gábor Guitars with serial numbers from 0001 to 0999 were released from 1950 to 1952, while those with serial numbers from 1000 to 5300 were built from 1952 to 1954. I'm a bit confused, since I remember buying it in 2004. Mexican Fender Telecaster Serial Numbers; Kumpulan Serial Number; Mar 8, 2017 - I'm looking at a used strat that appears to be a Mexican Classic '70s, however it is missing the Serial number. However, Fender's web site (which has a serial number ID) reports it as a 2006-2008 production. Compare the Mexican and American Standard Telecaster side by side and find out if the MIA Tele is really worth the extra money. Fender Telecaster guitars made in the years from 1950 to 1954 had a serial number stamped on the bridgeplate of the guitar. How can I find out how old my instrument is if it uses an odd or non-standard serial numbering scheme; What can you tell me about the historical patent markings that appear on some of your products? As with all Fender serial numbers, the Mexican Fender serial numbers are inconsistent and change patterns a few times. When Fender changed serial number formats in 2010 they started with one format (just the number "10" followed by 6 digits), but by April-ish they had changed it … Serial numbering didn’t change immediately because instruments continued to be made using existing, tooling, parts and serial number schemes. the serial number is MN316446. For what it's worth USA serial numbers would "change over" early in the year, usually at some point in January. The Mexican serial numbers start by following the same lettering pattern that American Fender guitar had in the 1990s using the letter “N” to indicate the 1990s. Hello! Check the bridge area of the guitar. Fender Strats, a Mexican Fender Strat and a Squier Strat. Fender MIM Telecaster. How can I find out when my old Fender® banjo was manufactured? Fender was sold to CBS in January 1965. The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976. I have an mexican fender stratocaster. Is it common for Fender's own web site to report inaccurate information?