#1
I always thought my Telecaster was a 1969 model, because I was going by the
serial number on the neck plate. Yesterday I took the neck off and it was stamped
3May68B. Lesson learned: Don't go by serial numbers, they can be off by a least
two years. P.S. I'll be logging in as 68 Tele now.
#2
Strange.

And you're a bastard, with your lovely Tele.

And we'll need pics...
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
#3
Just a wild guess, but isn't it possible that the neck was made in '68, but the guitar assembled (and given a serial number) in '69?
#4
Necks went on the guitars within weeks of being made, but neck plates were thrown in a box and pulled out randomly. Thats why you can't go by the serial number on the neck plate. Back then they weren't thinking of vintage guitars they were just trying to keep track of how many were made.
#5
Pics!
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
#6
Quote by 69 Tele
Necks went on the guitars within weeks of being made, but neck plates were thrown in a box and pulled out randomly. Thats why you can't go by the serial number on the neck plate. Back then they weren't thinking of vintage guitars they were just trying to keep track of how many were made.

Noted, thanks for the info!