I'm looking to find out for sure, as much as I can about the history of this guitar.
My dad purchased it privately in 1982, and since then, nothing at all has changed on it, except for strings. The person he purchased it from claims that he was the original owner, and that the guitar is a 1964 model. The original owner had changed the body colour at some point, to a non factory colour-a metallic orange colour. I'm not sure which of the reinstalled parts were stock and such.
Recently, using www.fender.com's resources and the serial number on the neck plate, it states that it's a 1965 model. I just want to be sure, and if anyone could look into this for me, I'd be greatly appreciative.
Neck Plate: L78869
On the headstock, just below the Fender script logo, there are these numbers, arranged just like this: