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There is some information about later chronology on this page as well.
Original printed versions are no longer availble, but you can download a PDF version.
But that son of a bitch is no where to be found on the guitar itself! Don't let people who have no guitar knowledge work on your guitars. But I don't really know what I'm talking about. From 1976 onwards, the serial was "stamped" on the guitar itself, and could not be removed. Also- the stamped Fender on the bridge plate is totally horizontal and not slanted like the one in the pic. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion.
Before that, it was a number stamped on the neckplate (1952-1976), on the bridgeplate of the earliest of Broadcasters/No Casters/Esquires/Telecasters, and on the plastic tremolo-spring cover on the earliest of Stratocasters. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community.
Starting in the summer of 1951, Fender adopted the name "Telecaster" for this model, and started using new decals after all the old clipped decals were used.
Other aspects of the manual, such as pickup height adjustment, generally apply to newer models.
Dating a guitar is not only a useful and interesting thing to be able to do, in financial and historical terms it is vital.
Making the body and neck (and dating them) was the first assembly step, and hence these dates can be a couple months before the instrument was finalized and shipped.
All Telecasters basically have the same features: single cutaway slab body, 2 chrome knobs, 3 position toggle switch, 3 paired adjustable bridge saddles, strings anchor thru body (except in late 1958 to 1959).