The Fender Telecaster was originally introduced in , and has been made continuously since then, as of This solid-body electric guitar won fans among professional musicians, many of whom played Telecasters over the following years. Dating a Telecaster is not an exact science, as the dates on the various pieces of the guitar may be inaccurate if the pieces were manufactured before they were incorporated into the instrument. However, the serial numbers on the neck will provide the rough age of the instrument, according to Telecaster.
How can I find out when my Mexican-made instrument was manufactured?
Fender Mexican Guitar Serial Dating - Guitar Nucleus
As one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands in music, Gibson has crafted some of the most cherished and valuable instruments of all time. Determining exactly when your Gibson specimen was made can have high stakes attached to it. A difference of only one year - sometimes even several months - can mean a four-figure difference in value. Our hope is to make the dating process and, in turn, the valuation as easy, accurate and transparent as possible.
Dating Fender Guitars