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The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.If the date is unreadable, it can also be written on the body under the pickguard or cavity form the pickups.(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.