Dating vintage fender pots
At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover.
To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.
(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.
Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.
Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.
Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.