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Fender precision serial dating

A: The serial number of your guitar will begin with one of the above lettering sequences.

SERIAL NUMBERS were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate on early ’50s Stratocaster® guitars, and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecaster® guitars.

These stamps can be found in differentlocations on your guitar, so now I'll tell you where you need to look to find these markings... acronym for "Japan Vintage" On these guitars you will find the letters "JV" stamped/engraved into the neck plate of the Stratocasters and bass guitars and on the bridges of the Telecasters and other guitar models.

There will be 5 numbers also engraved after the "JV" lettering.

Neck-dating can be useful in determining the was produced, rather than the complete instrument.