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Dating fender strat pickups
The plastics for a Stratocaster includes the volume and tone knobs, the pickup selector tip, the pickguard, and the pickup covers.
You will also see parts break very easily from that time period.
It’s not uncommon to see the pickup cover tops broken halfway across the pickups. The serial number range for the 57 Fender Strat is generally from 16000 to 25000 (some numbers with a “0” or “-” prefix on the neck plate).
You can see that on the tuner images above and below.
On the back side of the tuning keys read D-169400 on one side and Patent No on the other side.
There was a machine that Fender had put together to cut the ends of the tuning key mounting bracket off.
You can see in the image below what the tuning keys looked like before being nipped.At this point, Fender was using the “single line” Kluson Deluxe tuning keys.This meant that they had a single line running down the middle of the back of the tuning key that read Kluson Deluxe.Mit dem Anmelden auf meiner Website, erklärst Du Dich mit den Datenschutzbestimmungen einverstanden.Sollte Dein Passwort nicht mehr funktionieren in Folge Umstellung des neuen Systems, musst Du das Passwort zurücksetzen.That allows the tuning keys to fit tightly onto the headstock and it saved on screws.Leo Fender was very miserly and would cut corners and save money anywhere he could.That D string hole was where they would screw a template into the back of the headstock to drill out the tuning keyholes and tuning key screw holes for placement.That hole was not filled since it wouldn’t be seen being hidden under the tuning key.If you need to figure out the exact year of your pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster, use the serial number and the general features of the guitar.An interesting side note for 1957 that ran into early 1958 was a run of neck plates that are called “double stamped plates”.