They’re offered here, free to download in two sizes.
First, is 11×14, the common size of the Free Art Downloads.
Serial numbers are basically chronological, but there is some overlap in some years.
Before the later 1970’s Fender never expected the guitars to be collectable or for serial numbers to be important.
I have a Mexican Standard in Midnight wine that has the 60th plate.
The official 60th Anniversary tele is the limited edition one in blackguard blonde. So your MIM Tele is fine if it has the 60th anniversary next plate.
It helps narrow things down, but in most cases is an inexact science.
At least not while he was at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation.
Before 1977 Fender guitars hd a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate.
I love putting mine in black frames from Wal-Mart. Simply have them printed at Staples or Costco on 11×17 paper, for a buck or two a piece.
The second size is a gigantic 36×48, sized to be printed as a engineering print at Staples the same way we did on our map project.