Fender precision neck dating
So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, cannot be a definitive reference.
While there have been periods where dramatic changes have occurred, for example: the transition periods between Leo's Fender and the CBS years, as well as the transition between CBS' Fender and the current ownership, generally speaking, most models are feature specific and do not change from year to year..
At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.
(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
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A great low action with no buzz makes this a joy to play.There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 19), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted.Neck dating is useful in determining the age of a guitar, but is not definite. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.Production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.