if this is addressed to me...all i am going by, from what i've read, is neck serial numbers...bridge plate A+xxxx or whatever has nothing to do with dating...afaik. to get an exact date i guess you have to look in the neck pocket. my serial T+6 digits is '94-95 (purchased new from Japan 4 year ago), my original bridge plate has nothing but Fender Pat. Pending, no serial. My neck pocket indicates '95, iirc. back of neck (at heel) is fat letters (earlier should be thinner font), afaik. and mine, perhaps later ones, is Alder. not that Japanese bass wood or whatever. (nothing against bass.) frankly, i find it difficult to believe that mine is 1995 because i bought it new in 2009. also, frankly, i was getting back into this style guitar so i wanted to start cheaper. when i received it, it pretty much.... needed A LOT or setup AND break in. first impressions were not good. i later ordered a new neck, 9.5, with larger dunlop frets installed. that experience, although i play and love the guitar today, was terrible. immediately needed a new nut, all fret work, lost alot of fret, and he neck measures at various radii...bad experience. got Callaham steel, Fralin pickups--waiting for a Big T neck to try out, as i type. it's an alright guitar, just "alright". too low string dominant, thin. (in its "natural state").