Dating vintage fender pickups

So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.

Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.

Leo Fender's early work at mass producing electric instruments helped usher in the modern era of music.

Perhaps his biggest contribution is that of the electric bass guitar.

There are three single coil pickups and the jack is recessed and angled into guitar top. Fender was purchased by CBS in 1965 (pre-CBS strats are more desirable) and 1966 brought several changes including a larger headstock and a large "F" logo on the neck/body joining plate.