Dating fender telecaster
10/24/2008Note: it mentions that hot-rod amps built 2002 and later no longer have a date stamp in the amp.It probably also says "Made in Mexico" somewhere in or on the amp, which also indicates it is one of the newer re-issue amps.By '85/'86 the headstocks on the Fender copies are not exact replicas of a Fender headstock.Seem to have more of an angle to them - close but not exact, this change may have accurred as early as 1982 in the US.I had read that the special edition version added the Celestion speaker that may be a little better, but other than that, I don't know. I would like to know the year built also if anyone can help. differences between the regular and special editions are the speaker and the covering on the amp cabinet, the amp is the same in both.the V30 has a great reputation, but "better" is in the ear of the beholder.All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.All material contained within is the property of the Tokai Guitar Registry.
Email us and we'll pass along your request to the manufacturer. If you have one enjoy it, they are ok amps when they work!The American Vintage '58 Telecaster harkens back to early 1958, when the Telecaster graduated from its original U-shaped neck profile-a real handful-to a still-large but more comfortable D-shape for its maple neck. I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading. Okay, I know you’re all just dying to skip ahead to the serial number tables but try to contain your excitement and read through the article first.