To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990.Our serial number guide shows approximate date of manufacture.
Given the modular nature of Fender production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, then stored for a period of time before being paired with a body to create a complete guitar, perhaps, for example, in the following year.
At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.
(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.