FS - 1979 Fender Strat

questionman

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I just purchased a '79, that turned out to be an '82. I could be wrong but based on the neck code this looks like a '78?

Well...it looked like the neck dated late 78 but the body had a 79 code on it - stupidly didnt take a picture last time I changed strings

Dating these things is really a PITA
 

Deftone

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Yea, they didn't keep the greatest records back then and apparently they built a lot of of them with parts in inventory that varied in date of manufacture. Totally understandable and a common practice in manufacturing.

From what I understand though, the neck heel date is the actual date of assembly, if that's the case, it should be a 78.

I'm no expert though...
 




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