Dating fender pickups


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Starting in the summer of 1951, Fender adopted the name "Telecaster" for this model, and started using new decals after all the old clipped decals were used.

Note that whilst the above dates are accurate, be aware that Fender was a month or two ahead in making body parts so that the date of the decal style might be slightly out of step with the guitar it was applied to.

Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital.

Even if you are not planning to sell your guitar knowing a bit about when it was made is a fun thing to do, from there you can read about the history of the company and work out just where your guitar fits into the story.

Bridge saddles change from brass to small steel smooth saddles.