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The pot above that one seems to indicate “13767xx” indicating 1967.
That’s all I can make out from these potentiometers so let’s try another. Here we have the control cavity of a 1965 Fender Jazz Bass.
Let’s look at the control cavity of this 1967 Gibson Melody Maker D.
Here we can see the braided leads coming from the pickups, an output jack, two orange ceramic disk capacitors, and four round metallic things with codes on the back.
The round metallic things are called potentiometers.
On this guitar, the top two are volume and tone for the neck pickup and the bottom two are volume and tone for the bridge pickup.
The best way to assign a year of manufacture to a guitar is to date each part individually then see how the guitar as a whole lines up to established dates.
It’s interesting that the potentiometer code on this bass guitar indicates the 42nd week of 1965 but the neck stamp is April of 1965.
The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA).
The EIA assigns each manufacturer a three-digit code (there are some with one, two or four digits).
The “CBA-811-1053” isn’t helpful for our dating purposes.
Next is “500k” which is the max resistance of the potentiometer, also not useful for dating. 137 is the manufacturer code, in this case indicating CTS or Chicago Telephone Supply.
Determining the year of manufacture for your vintage guitar is very important.