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TELECASTER BRIDGES 1962 - transition month ?

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by krunchie58, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. krunchie58

    krunchie58 TDPRI Member

    18
    Jul 30, 2008
    Spain
    Can anyone please tell me what month the bridge plate was changed in 1962 ?
    I have a DEC62 Tele with bridge plate that has the writing
    FENDER
    PAT.NO.
    DES.164227
    2.573.254

    The previous bridge plate has the writing
    FENDER
    PAT.PEND.

    Can anyone tell me the earliest month in 1962 where they have seen the later bridge plate ?

    All the best
     

  2. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Holic

    553
    Nov 17, 2010
    Arizona
    I am not sure that can really be traced as fender was never very consistent back then. But it is believed that that specific bridge showed up in early 62. How true is that? Hard to say. I can say that i have seen a fiesta red 62 with the pat pend bridge dated january 62.
     
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  3. krunchie58

    krunchie58 TDPRI Member

    18
    Jul 30, 2008
    Spain
    Thanks man.
     
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