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From the production of the first solidbody Fender guitars and until 1976, Fender tagged a production date at the butt of the detachable neck of their guitars.Only about half the guitars still carry any intelligible information here.
There are some exceptions as you can see in this information provided by Mike Gagliano.
Also, labeling techniques have changed with Fender owners, slightly adding to the confusion. S.-made Fender guitars and basses from 1950 until today, since they are some of the predominant vintage guitars for sale on Vintageand
Typically the serial number is penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
The next number is the production year, in this case 9 = 1969.
The next one or two digits are for the month, here 10 = October.
Neck dating can be useful in finding the approximate age of your guitar.