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Dating a guitar by Serial Number is easy, as long as you know which serial numbers match which years for each guitar model. Comment below your time! Try these guides.
All right reserved. Fender Japan Serial Number Info. Specially, Kanda shokai, they were distributing the Greco brand Guitar made by Fujigen.
In the late s many American products were being sent overseas to be manufactured. Guitars were no different. Originally, the Japanese Fenders were only offered to the European market but later became available in the US.
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.
For most of Fender's U. Production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses. The neck date simply refers to the date that the neck was produced.
In lateFender decided to move to a new numbering scheme for their serialization. The numbers appeared on the pegheads and for the remainder of they had a prefix of 76 or S6 preceding a 5 digit sequence. Inthe serialization went to a letter for the decade, followed by a single digit for the year and then 5 to 6 digits.
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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.
So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You're not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverband finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs.