So I was just wondering if anyone could shine a light as to where or when my Strat was born, cheers!!! I have a cream colored Squire strat with a maple neck Serial VN that sounds great. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses, although there were periods when this was not consistently done tofor example or simply omitted. Folks who want boutique pickups will surely dismiss them though.
This article is intended to help you date your Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass guitars all the way back to the early s.