Dating mexican fender telecaster
In addition, the classic Telecaster neck was fashioned from a single piece of maple without a separate fingerboard, and the frets were slid directly into the side of the maple surface.
The very design of the headstock (inspired by Croatian instruments, according to Leo Fender) followed that simplicity principle : it's very narrow, since it was cut in a single piece of wood (without glued "wings"): nonetheless, that headstock is very effective, as the six strings are kept straight behind the nut, keeping the guitar easily in tune.
By the summer of 1951 the guitar was officially renamed as the Telecaster and has been known as such ever since.
In particular, the Esquire necks had no truss rod and many were replaced due to bent necks.