CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.
Designed to be lightweight and durable, our new case maintains traditional design styling.
Our serial number guide shows approximate date of manufacture.
For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise idea of the date of manufacture.
The original concept for the Lead Guitar series, including the name lead came from Dennis Handa, then Marketing director for Fender Guitars.
The idea was to have a guitar that was cheaper than the Stratocaster and be attractive to players because of the neck feel as well as the pickup options.