Dating a fender guitar serial number
As a result of this mistake, you will be able to get a guitar with a serial number N9 that was built in 1990. A: The serial number of your guitar will begin with one of the above lettering sequences.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.All Fender JV models had the serial numbers engraved into either the neck plate or bridge.Many also have penciled neck dates () you can only see when the neck is removed from the body of the guitar. acronym for "Squier" These models were made by a different division of Fender and bear the Squier logo and not the Fender logo.Fender Japan usedall of the above lettering sequences for the serial numbering of their guitars and basses over the years, andknowing this first will help you determine the year of manufacture.
CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.