Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.
The only way to tell is from the very small "MEXICO" stamped on the pot (most likely a legal requirement to indicate origin of assembly).
So, if you buy one of these model years and the solder is virgin factory and you notice the word "MEXICO" on a pot, not to worry, this is a rare but kosher CTS pot.
The Fender Book This book features striking color photography and a reference section of model specs for identifying and datingFenders made in the U. Fender Amps: First 50 Years Chronicles Fender's amazing contribution to the amplifier, providing a complete overview of its history and operation.
Features 40-page color section with two-page fold out.
But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.