Per Fender's web page, the Japan Fender serials that begin with E+6 digits equals a production date between 1984-1987. One in the Fender section and the other one in the Squier section. Dateing a Fender no not a female Any others? Given the modular nature of Fender production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, then stored for a period of time before being paired with a body to create a complete guitar, perhaps, for example, in the following year. Birth Range Fender has grown substantially since its establishment in 1946. I have the Fall 92, 93 and 94 Frontlines.
However, in my case, the rarity of the instrument actually helped me spot the year it was produced. And as to if it is a real number or not: all somebody has to do is go to guitar Center and look at the serial and copy off of it. And then you take off ther neck and find out it is 8 months or even a year off from the serial number! Some may have stayed in the U. One starting with Z5 would be from 2005. This freed up a lot of space in the plant. Now write back and tell me you did not get it.
At least we have some reference to go by! Fender bass guitars are no exception. The Precision Bass models, for example, had bridge plates that were marked from 100 to 2000 between 1951 and 1955. The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976. Here are the rough serial number ranges for the early Esquires and Telecasters: 161 to 357 1951 299 to 619 1952 0001 to 0160 1952 0161 to 0470 1951 - 1952 0475 to 0840 1952 - 1953 0848 to 1897 1953 - 1954 Also, for the first half or so of 1954, the inaugural run of Stratocasters had a distinct number sequence all under number 6000. It may be a squier but stays in tune. Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship. Country + Factory + Year + Month + Number of that model that have been produced.
To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. However, it is true that Squiers by Fender are good student guitars and are most generally of medium quality. Your home go hold your wife hand. 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 1973 to 1981, for example or simply omitted. In 1977, the serialization went to a letter for the decade, followed by a single digit for the year and then 5 to 6 digits. The numbers were easier to find, those are the following: cy81011996.
This information is courtesy , republished here for your convenience. Again, these numbers are specific to the bridge plate, which could have been removed and installed on your guitar at some point, or stored a time before installation at the plant. It has 3 single coil I changed the bridge one , Kahler bridge, whammy bar without the white plastic it's similar to Floyd Rose And, I don't know why, it wheight a lot! But it plays like butter and holds a tune very well. Possible the neck comes from another guitar. According to the info i found its a chinese made squier, made in '81? Who knows how long it was waiting in the Fender factory before finding its way into a Tele? Probably made by Yako Taiwan.
Between 1985 and 1987 Fender instruments were only constructed in Japan while a recent new owner took over Fender and was building a new plant in America. Firstly thanks for all your replies. This should be a guidance for reading Fender Japan serial. The numbers appeared on the pegheads and for the remainder of 1976 they had a prefix of 76 or S6 preceding a 5 digit sequence. The island of Matsumoto is where the Fugi plant is located.
But we could specify which manufacturer from the letter. As always, there is typically some number prefix overlap and carryover from year to year. And is it normal that string will buzz when they're low and I hit them a bit harder or it shouldn't at all? Hit the jump to see just how old that guitar or bass really is. At times, dating Japanese Fenders can sometimes be inviting maximum frustration. And then there are exceptions to the rule! At this time, the location of the serial number also shifted from the bridge to the neckplate the metal plate located on back of where the neck meets the body.
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. Sell Your Gear on Reverb Made in Mexico Fender Serials Fender opened a factory in Ensenada, Mexico in the late '80s and instruments started coming off the line in 1990. Yamara and Gotoh retooled to handle the woodwork and finish aspects of the guitars—thus the Crafted in Japan line was created. I used the past tense in my post. Every guitar straight from the factory needs to be set up by someone that knows what they're doing. Now we would be put in jail for bad things. These have serial numbers starting with V and do not strictly correlate to years.
Many of the 1987 and later models will have a serial number that says one thing and the date in the neck pocket in the body or on the butt end of neck that says something different. It houses 15-20 different smaller companies, Like Kawi, Gen Gakki Ten, Yamara, Gotoh, Yamoto, etc. Removal of the neck of your bass might show a stamped date on the heel of the neck, but the neck might have been stored for sometime before it was actually attached at the plant and shipped for sale. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs. Five-way switcher, middle pickup has reversed polarity. This is particularly pronounced in the transitional period of the mid-'80s, though the system has been pretty much on point since about 1990.