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SERIAL NUMBERS and APPROXIMATE PRODUCTION DATES 1950's to 1964 In early 1965, Fender was sold to the CBS.
Fender started developing instruments for the student market as early as the mid 1950s, when its no-frills single-pickup Musicmaster and two-pickup 3/4-size Duo-Sonic models were introduced, both with 221/2″ scales until ’65, when they adopted a 24″ scale (and a “II” designation in their name).
An upgrade student model, the two-pickup/24″-scale Mustang came along in ’64 sporting an offset waist and vibrato tailpiece.
Following the Mustang’s lead, the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic were given an offset-waist silhouette around the same time.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.