#1

hi. i just looked at the fender website to see if it had the serial number for my newly bought tele. Its second hand though. - he said it was from the 80s.

Mine is:

but it doesnt seem to have this on the fender site, all the others are different:

JV+ 5 digits 1982-1984

SQ + 5 digits 1983-1984

E + 6 digits 1984-1987

A + 6 digits 1985-1986

B + 6 digits 1985-1986

C + 6 digits 1985-1986

F + 6 digits 1986-1987

G + 6 digits 1987-1988

H + 6 digits 1988-1989

I + 6 digits 1989-1990

J + 6 digits 1989-1990

K + 6 digits 1990-1991

L + 6 digits 1991-1992

M + 6 digits 1992-1993

N + 6 digits 1993-1994

O + 6 digits 1993-1994

P + 6 digits 1993-1994

Q + 6 digits 1993-1994

S + 6 digits 1994-1995

T + 6 digits 1994-1995

U + 6 digits 1995-1996

N + 5 digits 1995-1996

V + 6 digits 1996-1997

Crafted in Japan A + 6 digits 1997-1998

Crafted in Japan O + 5 digits 1997-2000

Crafted in Japan P + 5 digits 1999-2002

Crafted in Japan Q + 5 digits 2002-2004

Crafted in Japan R + 5 digits 2004-2005

Is it fake or something? Cheers. zak

Mine is:

**PQ25724**but it doesnt seem to have this on the fender site, all the others are different:

JV+ 5 digits 1982-1984

SQ + 5 digits 1983-1984

E + 6 digits 1984-1987

A + 6 digits 1985-1986

B + 6 digits 1985-1986

C + 6 digits 1985-1986

F + 6 digits 1986-1987

G + 6 digits 1987-1988

H + 6 digits 1988-1989

I + 6 digits 1989-1990

J + 6 digits 1989-1990

K + 6 digits 1990-1991

L + 6 digits 1991-1992

M + 6 digits 1992-1993

N + 6 digits 1993-1994

O + 6 digits 1993-1994

P + 6 digits 1993-1994

Q + 6 digits 1993-1994

S + 6 digits 1994-1995

T + 6 digits 1994-1995

U + 6 digits 1995-1996

N + 5 digits 1995-1996

V + 6 digits 1996-1997

Crafted in Japan A + 6 digits 1997-1998

Crafted in Japan O + 5 digits 1997-2000

Crafted in Japan P + 5 digits 1999-2002

Crafted in Japan Q + 5 digits 2002-2004

Crafted in Japan R + 5 digits 2004-2005

Is it fake or something? Cheers. zak

*Last edited by zakattak_ at Sep 5, 2007,*

#2

usually overseas models dont have accurate serial numbers, when they are assembly lining guitars alot of companies literally grab a neckplate out of a box and put it on.

however if your serial number is printed on the guitar, i have no idea, still serial numbers from overseas seem to be off sometimes.

however if your serial number is printed on the guitar, i have no idea, still serial numbers from overseas seem to be off sometimes.

#3

no its on the back of the neck. its not arrived yet but i saw in the picture. yeah maybe they just got it wrong