Has Lefty markings on bottom of bridge PUP, bridge PUP cavity, and bottom of neck(see pics).
As is consistent with the other 2 lefty 50s Teles, the bridge is stamped in the 196x range(1960).
Pickup Codes: OOWWYY Example: 202378 - It is believed the first two digits are an operator designation for the person operating the pickup winder, this according to Abigail Ybarra herself.
The second pair of digits are the week, but I have seen one example where the second digits were 72.
You spot a '79 in a local shop, or online, but how can you be certain it is a '79?
Have a read through and hopefully you will pickup a few things to better assert yourself in the late 70's Stratocasters buyer's market. M = Model or Manufacturer O = Operator N = Neck configuration W = Week Y = Year D = Day Neck Stamps: MMNN*WWYD Example: 0900*3893 - Found on the very end of the neck heel, if at all, in green or dark red ink.
Left Handed 1956 Fender Tele, 100% Original, OHSC, EXC Condition.
This is an extremely rare, desirable, and unmolested lefty vintage guitar-I have only seen 2 other lefty Teles from the 50s!
So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.
Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.