Fender custom shop product dating
The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
While this neck dating is useful in roughly determining the age of a guitar, it is certainly not definitive.The term “neck profile” refers to the shape of the back of a guitar neck in cross section and is often used interchangeably with the term “back shape.” It’s also referred to simply as “neck shape,” although there are other important neck measurements with which “neck profile” shouldn’t be confused (i.e., neck width, neck depth and fingerboard radius).Fine, but what does all this technical talk mean to the average guitar player who just wants to know what time it is rather than how to build a clock?These books are the same resources we refer to here at Fender, when trying to research answers to these same history and dating questions. This is as close to an original as you can get without mortgaging the house. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.