Dating fender bullet guitars by headstock updating personal file folder with psd
At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover.
On some Telecasters at the bridge between the pickup and the saddles.
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.
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.
Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.
As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.
Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.