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The bridge plate or neckplate were applied to a guitar with no thought to keeping any kind of number sequence.
The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference.
Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given Fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model.
At least not while he was at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation.
Before 1977 Fender guitars hd a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate.
A seven-digit serial number beginning with six, for example, indicates 1996; a seven-digit number beginning with seven denotes 1997; an eight-digit number beginning with 98 denotes 1998, etc.
A “KC” prefix was introduced on Korean-made instruments in 1997, designating instrument made in Korea at the Cort factory.
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