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How to Date your Fender Guitar by Serial Number
How to Date your Fender Guitar by Serial Number - Guitar Repair Bench
When was my Fender instrument made? If you have a Fender in your hands, you can use this guide to precisely date your Fender instrument all the way back to Information on Japanese and Mexican-made instruments is included towards the bottom. This information is courtesy Fender. Hit the jump to see just how old that guitar or bass really is. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses, although there were periods when this was not consistently done to , for example or simply omitted. Neck-dating can be useful in determining the approximate age of a guitar, but it is certainly not definitive because the neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced, rather than the complete instrument.
Fender moved production of some Fender-branded instruments from Korea to Indonesia in The remaining six digits are the unit identifier but are not sequential and do not provide any further identification information about the instrument. The numbers for each year typically overlap by a few months, as there is always a transitional period between successive years and because necks and complete instruments that are made and serial numbered late in any given year will be used on instruments assembled and sold in the early months of the subsequent year.
I often get asked, how old is my Fender guitar? The Fender numbers tell the story of the company over the years. Unfortunately, the serial number placement is sporadic and many ID numbers over lap between years and models.