The neck date is penciled on the heal end of the neck on the 52's but you have to loosen the neck screws to see it.
Both of the ones I have owned or a couple buddy's had all had them penciled this way. Enjoy T2 What I found on the net:4 DIGITS STAMPED ON BRIDGE PLATE U. '52 Vintage Telecaster 1982-1988 (Check neck date for specific year)5 DIGITS STAMPED ON BRIDGE PLATE U.
I sold it to buy an '87 Strat Plus; another awesome guitar.
Teles lose something when the strings don't go through the body.
Fender uses an inferior bridge for the Bigsby Model and 2.
It's a sharp looking, great sounding and good looking guitar.
I used to own these and they were all terrific Telecasters. Like you, I too really like maple necks (especially with bound bodies), so most of the rosewood Telecasters were sold.
I also have this Sunburst Custom Shop '60 Tele, which I picked up while I had the 4 AV '62RI's.
You are looking at a Vintage 1972 Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar. Buyers are strongly encourage to do their own research prior placing an offer.
An example of this type of neck code found on a Precision Bass is 529129B.
CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.
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