Telecaster) 2001 Z1 5 or 6 digits Z2 5 or 6 digits DZ2 5 or 6 digits (Am. Vintage Series except '52 Telecaster) 1993 N3 5 or 6 digits N4 5 or 6 digits V 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series, check neck date for specific year) With 1990 came the introduction of the "N" prefix serial numbers, which stood for the 1990s. Vintage Series except '52 Telecaster) 1990 (For.S. LE(xxxxxx) Blonde Jazzmasters and Jaguars with Gold hardware made in 1994.
Check out our guide complete with serial numbers for Fender. To dating a Fender. Dating your.S.-made fender stringed instrument For most of Fenders.S. Instrument production history, production dates have been.
Serial numbers are also helpful in determining an instruments production year. 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. (If you are not comfortable performing this operation, please use an experienced professional guitar tech in your area). V : this prefix used for US made "vintage reissue" models, 1982 to present. If, however, youre interested in determining a relative value for your instrument(s we recommend that you contact used or vintage instrument dealers in your area. But once again, due to the modular nature of Fender's production methods, and the fact that most serial numbers schemes are not sequential and usually overlap from between 2 to 4 years, (from the early days of Fender, through to the mid 1980s dating. Once again, there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years. Vintage Series except '52 Telecaster) 1984 (For.S. 3 digits OF 500 35TH Anniversary Strat from G(xxxxxx) "strat" from about 1980, (Gold hardware, 2 position rotary tone switch) 4 digits stamped ON bridge plate.S. Msrp 50 Years of Fender.99 The Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary Edition.99 The Stratocaster Chronicles.00 The Story of the Fender Stratocaster.99 FenderThe Sound Heard Round The World.95 The Fender Telecaster.99 The Fender Bass.99 The Fender Bass: An Illustrated History.99 How the Fender Bass Changed the World.99. Production dates, l50,000s up to L90,000s 1965 100,000s 1965 100,000s to 200,000s 1966 to 1967 200,000s 1968 200,000s to 300,000s 1969 to 1970 300,000s 1971 to 1972 300,000s to 500,000s 1973 400,000s to 500,000s 1974 to 1975 500,000s to 700,000s 1976 The following charts detail.