Fender Stratocaster — the "perfect rock 'n' roll machine" Keane was apparently the first person to take the screws off this Stratocaster.
Some dealers simply go by the serial number, which you will discover can be far from accurate.
instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.
Production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
Kerry then began removing the screws that held the guitar's neck to its body, raising a question for everyone who owns a Fender electric guitar: Is this a maneuver you should try on your own?
"My advice would be, 'Don't try this at home,'" Kerry told us. "The angle at which the neck is joined to the body is critical in maintaining the 'action,'" he said.
How to date and identify your Fender instruments using serial numbers and production date stamps.