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1960 and 1962
This guy's stuff looks great:
You have great taste in guitars and bands! nice cover.
Its not a case of they quit making a 60s model, the Vintera Series has never offered a non bigsby, non modified 60s version right from the start.
Teal green metallic
64 RI is my favorite, then the Allparts TRO-C
Yes definitely an 87
Actually, that's earlier than 1997. The FENDER neckplate together with Made in Japan and the A serial puts it made from 1985-1992.
AVRI -1982 up to 2012 then became AV. 2017 became AO
I agree, 52 Hot Rod body with aftermarket neck.
Because there is no date on the neck heel it's not possible to get an exact year of production however the MADE IN JAPAN font would suggest...
I think the guitar in the picture is a Standard Series, according to the headstock logo.
These are my Freestyle Tele’s. Made for a company from Poole, Dorset who are no longer trading.
I agree, it's a MIM standard with that distinctive logo.
No, they would be routed to fit vintage style singe coils.
All three things you mention aren't original. Should have a Butterfly string retainer, bridge looks like USA RI, pickups and wiring look to be...
It looks like a genuine MIJ 62 neck but unless there is a pencil date, usually written at the neck heel, it is impossible to tell what year its from.
If it has a 50s style logo then it's probably a modded 50s classic. Send the serial off to fender and they will confirm.
Quite alot of MIJ Teles from this era have the date written in pencil on the heel of the neck.
The FENDER neckplate indicates mage between 85-92, there may well be a date written in pencil on the heel of the neck.
I would be interested in seeing a pic of where the rosewood meets the headstock, Ive never seen a capped rosewood on a MIJ, only the CVC and post...
On vintage 58-62 slab rosewoods they were curved behind the nut, something that even Fender fail to get right on their reissues, Fender Japan get...