Dating vintage fender stratocaster
This solid-body electric guitar won fans among professional musicians, many of whom played Telecasters over the following years.
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan all played a Telecaster.
Numbers from L00001 to L20000 indicate that the guitar was made in 1963, L20000 to L55000 mean it was built in 1964 and L55000 to L99999 date the guitar to 1965.
Check for a large scripted "F" below the serial number on the neck plate.
Celluloid "mint green" three layer pickguard, with 11 attachment screws (some1959 transitional models have only 9 or 10 screws).A small aluminum sheilding plate is installed underneath the pickguard that covers the control cavity. Also available without tremolo (known as a "hardtail" model). Sunburst finish changed to three colors (red added).