Fender Stratocaster Headstock Logos thru the years in Pictures

Very helpful to verify the Logo on a Stratocater is original and correct for the era of the body.

1954 – 1964 “Spaghetti Logo” Gold Lettering, thin black outline. No Patent numbers until 1961
1962 – mid 1964 Logo Gold Lettering with 3 Patent numbers, 1961 has two Patent Numbers
1964 – Mid 1968 Modern Script “Transition Logo” Gold Lettering
1969 – 1983 CBS bold Back logo

Pickguards on Vintage Fender Telecasters

The first Pickguards on the Telecaster were one ply black. The earliest ones were a fiber material then later made of bakelite with 5 holes for screws. In Late 1954 the single ply white pickguard was introduced.

The Telecaster Custom was introduced in 1959 and had a 3 ply white/black/white celluloid pickguard with 5 screw holes. This is also used on custom color Telecasters.  The single ply white pickguard remains standard equipment on the blonde Telecaster.

In mid 1959 all the telecaster pickguards have 8 screw holes.

In mid late 1963 all the telecaster models have the 3 ply white/black/white pickguard, the celluloid “Green Guard” is dropped after 1964 and replaced with plastic.