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Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.In March 1985, CBS Corporation sold Fender to a group of private investors led by William Schultz, where the company get the current name Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.The changeover to the new owners can not deduce the serial numbers, because they continued the numbering at the same way.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover.On some Telecasters at the bridge between the pickup and the saddles.Whether it is an original model or a vintage (also the old logos are used again) depends on your own estimation of the age of the guitar. The original logo, also called "spaghetti logo", the transition logo and the CBS era logo.The spaghetti logo was used in the 1950s and is so named for its thin silver-colored letter with a thin black line.