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Contoured ash body, two-color (yellow to brown) sunburst finish.
Thin "spaghetti" peghead decal logo, no patent numbers.
Bottom of fingerboard (part glued to maple) is flat.
Celluloid "mint green" three layer pickguard, with 11 attachment screws (some1959 transitional models have only 9 or 10 screws).
Asymmetrical double cutaway body, contoured body on back and on lower bass bout (where forearm rests), 3 single coil pickups with exposed poles, jack angled into top, tremolo standard (but available without special order), 3 knobs (volume, tone, tone), gold plated parts optional till 1967.Then take a look at the Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster electric guitar.For budgets that don't include ,000 to spend on Strats, the '62 Reissue Strat is as good as you can ask for.Examine the neck plate for a serial number beginning with an "L." If your Telecaster has a serial number starting with an "L," this normally dates the Telecaster to the years 1963 through 1965.However, some Telecasters with this kind of serial number may have been made as early as 1962, according to
Black Fender peghead decal with 2 patent numbers (2,741,146 & 3,143,028).