The American flag on the upper bout was installed in 1972 as a show of support for LEFT: Skunk stripe as seen on the back of 1971 Fender® Telecaster® neck. This gave us a neck with no skunk stripe, no teardrop, great stability, and if you . Elsewhere on the internet you can find loads of material on dating a guitar by
Currently, the American-made B.C. Rich serialization does provide numbers . Carvin suggests dating your guitar by certain features rather than the serial .. 1976-PRESENT (U.S.): In late 1976, Fender decided to move to a new num-.