Dating vintage fender guitars non radiometric dating methods
Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.
and these changes are often disclosed and of a non-malicious nature.
He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis in journalism, sociology and business administration from Texas State University.
The production date will be stamped or written in this area. He has been on staff with "The University Star" as an editor and writer and is regularly published on the Austin music blog Red River Noise.
Fender introduced its Vintage Series guitars in 1982.
There's several papers with the serial number on it. I have a real '52 and an AVRI - no visible serial numbers. New US and MIM will have the serial on the front(most MIM) or back (USA&higher end MIM) of the head stoxk Even so,if you got a good DIY kit guitar that should not stop you from playing it. Also- I didn't mean to lessen the guitar in any way. I would imagine a kit guitar in some people's hands would be even more valuable than others. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment.
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.
Typically there is a one-year overlap between serial codes because of the changeover to new numbers in the factories each year.
Look on the headstock of the guitar to find the serial number for a Fender Stratocaster. The serial number is typically a numeral preceded by one or two letters.
NC 6 digits corresponds to Squier Strat Bullets and the time frame is difficult to establish.