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Collecting 1984 Fender style serial numbers

Rosewood

L16609 (Jan stamp, 1=3, Nov pots, ST60, VII pickups)
L17563 (April stamp, 4=1) Limited TST
L17626 (Pot dates: February 1984 (42), Switch date: December 1983 (3D) Limited TST40 MRR
L19744 (Feb stamp, 2=11, TE50)
L22701 (March stamp, 3=4, ST40)
L22795 (April stamp, 4=2)
L23512 (March stamp, 3=4)



Maple

20524 (May body stamp,April 1984 switch, TE55L)
20594 (May body stamp,April 1984 switch, TE55L)
20891 (January, Body: 1.14 MRX, Neck: 1=14, Pots: 3N or November 1983)
21246 (April neck stamp) Goldstar Script
21439 (May 1984 pot dates, TST55L YS)
21958 (May 1984 pot dates, TST55L MR)
 
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Also check what I dumped at the bottom of my 1983 numbers post so far (updated again today)
Edit: Moved them here:

20793 Goldstar Script, VII-PUs, Nov 83 pots (NST: unknown, BST: 2=4 or 12=4)
(duplicated here in case that's actually 2=4 and not 12=4 )

21246 Goldstar Script "MADE IN JAPAN" sticker (NST: 4-27, BST: unknown)
21439 Goldstar Script LH ST55, "MADE IN JAPAN" sticker (no stamp pics, May 84 pots)
22259 Breezy Script TTE50 TEB-PUs (no stamp pics)
23083 Breezy Script TTE50 (NST: 5=1, BST: 8=16, Partscaster?)
23401 Goldstar Script, TST50BB, VII-PUs (BST: 7.17, NST: unknown)

L18647 Goldstar Script, Nov '83 pots, H-PUs (NST: 4=1 (3=9 struck through), BST: unknown)

Tentatively:

L22647 Breezy Script TTE60 (NST: 1=10, BST: unknown)
L24480 Goldstar Script TST (NST: unknown, BST: 2 10 or 19)
L25436 Goldstar Script BB, VII-PUs (NST: 7-15, BST: 7.17 (exactly like #23401))
Looks like Tokai got a big pot (-entiometer) delivery in Nov. '83. :)
 
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Can you fill me in about what's known (or common belief) about the rectangular "MADE IN JAPAN" stickers? They look like they could have emerged somewhere in the later part of 1983 to me, but there are puzzling outliers.
 
That’s a good question. I haven’t focused in on those. My belief is they emerged in 1983 but I haven’t paid much attention. Not sure if any examples exist in 1982?

Also interesting why they would suddenly appear and why there would be a need to signal that this is a Japanese import?
 
Not sure if any examples exist in 1982?
The block logo outlier linked above looks more like 1982 than '83 but that's really totally off, apparently they only start showing up (or remaining on the instruments since I guess they were often peeled off) around what looks like '84 or late '83 so far. Good question why they suddenly got an urge to mark them as MIJ this way.
 
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SN 20891


Body: 1.14 MRX
Neck: 1=14
Pots: 3N or November 1983



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1984 Limited (TST40) MRR

SN L17626

Pot dates: February 1984 (42)

Switch date: December 1983 (3D)

Note: seller is calling it a 1985 TST50. Obviously is neither.

Can't see production stamps.

Ceramic pickups.

1984 Limited TST40 MRR

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