You can use this Fender serial number decoder to date your Fender and as a serial checker to confirm that the serial number is correct for the country indicated on the guitar. The tool works for most Fender electric guitars including the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and most apart from custom shop and reissue models.
There are a number of possible locations for the serial number on a Fender guitar. These include the top of the neck plate, somewhere on the headstock, on the bridge plate or the back of the neck near the body. To date a Fender acoustic guitar using the model number click here.