Dating fender telecaster serial
The Series 24 guitars were released by Fender in January 2002 in honor of Squier's 20-year anniversary. "Made in Korea" and "Crafted in Korea" CN - C = Cor-Tek (Cort) N = Nineties (1990s), 6 digits. "Crafted in Indonesia" IC - I = Indonesia C = Cor-Tek (Cort), 8 or 9-cijfers.ICS I = Indonesia C = Cor-Tek (Cort) S = Special Run, 8 or 7 digits.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Fender was faced with competition from cheaper Japanese guitars.Japanese labor and production costs were much lower than in America, and to compete with, Fender moved the cheaper Fender guitar production from America to Japan.In 1987 Fender opened the plant in Ensenada, Mexico where built amps and combos. YN - Y = Yako (Taiwan) N = Nineties (1990s), 6 digits.
The Squiers "Made in USA" have been produced since 1985 in Corona, California. A date with such a number is difficult to determine.
I am recording all my serial numbers but I cannot find one on this tele.
I have a '52 reissue tele that I bought around 2006.
The neck date is penciled on the heal end of the neck on the 52's but you have to loosen the neck screws to see it.
Both of the ones I have owned or a couple buddy's had all had them penciled this way. Enjoy T2 What I found on the net:4 DIGITS STAMPED ON BRIDGE PLATE U. '52 Vintage Telecaster 1982-1988 (Check neck date for specific year)5 DIGITS STAMPED ON BRIDGE PLATE U. In 1965, shortly before the acquisition of Fender by CBS, Fender purchased V. Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced low-priced guitars based on the Stratocaster and Telecaster models.