Dating fender bass
The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.You will notice that there is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.
Fender "JV" guitars were only made from 1982 to 1984.
These models have the serial numbering and markings in the same location as Fender JV guitars, and were made only during the years 1983 to 1984. acronym for "MADE IN JAPAN" These models spanned the years from 1984 to 1997.
You will find the MADE IN JAPAN stamp on the heel of every guitar's neck, without variation.
Please refer to the chart I have provided below in order to pinpoint the exact year your guitar was manufactured...
Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.