Hi I have an 1984 Tele that I bought brand new around the same date. I could not get on with the neck as it was like a baseball bat, so shaved it down similar to the early Strat that I had at the time. As the neck was coated in that thick clear (yellowish)finish, I had the job of removing all that and then stained it with a vintage amber (stewmacs) and then clear lacquered it. Now here is my problem. I could do with a new decal, but on these years the serial number was also a decal, so how can I replace that ? I still have the hanging tag but no number on there, but I do have a record of the correct number. One way I thought of, was to get that German co. who sell neck plates to stamp an F plate with the correct number. Not quite original, but at least the original serial number will not be lost, and at the same time, the original plate can be kept in the case. I can post photos if anyone is interested. Mike.