Dating fender telecaster serial
In March 1985, CBS sold Fender to a group of private investors.
S., Japan, and Mexico and are made with much better materials, hardware and electronic components installed than Squiers made in China.And after a little work on set up those guitars play and sound awesome.I hate to say it, but I would put them up against any other Fender Stratocasters out there.The Japanese-made Fenders do have some slight serial number differences (typically a "J" serial number prefix). I believe this was a mistake on Fender's part using the same prefix for both U. Below are some examples of letter prefixes used in recent serial number schemes.Japanese Serial Numbers on Peghead Decal Note the lack of S, E, N series.
The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".