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Dating a Fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition.
Before 1977 Fender guitars hd a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate.
Serial numbers are basically chronological, but there is some overlap in some years.
The serial numbers do not reflect this change - Fender continued to make instruments using existing serial number schemes.
The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".
La Fender "Stratocaster", guitare des géants du Rock qui fait l’objet d’un véritable culte depuis sa création.