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10-Jul-2016 12:38

Both type of stamps can be found on Fenders made from 1969 through 1971.

My strat indicates it is a 1976 via the serial on the headstock. The number on the end of the neck seems to indicate something else. It is a Torre made neck as indicated by his stamp on the back of the end of the neck.

The number on the bottom of the pups read 8162, can this be taken to mean 1972?

I've read that the last digit is usually the one the determines the date.

Do a web search on "Greg Gagaliano" because he figured out the meaning of a lot of these Fender date codes and published them. I made a typo with Greg's last name (strike the second "a"). There are two articles on Fender Neck Codes, which are important because the same dating scheme was used on pickups (as his 2003 update article mentions).

So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.

An example of this type of neck code found on a Precision Bass is 529129B.

CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.

Back when it was made, no one cared to document these things too well because "vintage collecting" hadn't caught on. You are lucky in a way though, cause Fender started using the serial number system that they used up to recent times in about 1975. 09 03 3925The neck pocket had the same round stamps as the end back of the neck so looks like the body and neck were put together at the same time.

A 1974 strat has a serial number that does not start with an "S" prefix. no serial sticker in the neck pocket or in the body cavities.

From about 1975 or so, the serial numbers have the S prefix If your strat has a 1976 decal, it is most likely a 76. The switch does feel like an older switch when switching. It was around that time that the 5-way switch was offered stock, I thought that '77 was the first year officially, so I could believe that it might be on some '76 models also.

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