Dating fender tube amps by serial number part 5
I will also mention briefly pot-codes as a resource (numbers on the internal potentiometers of the guitar).
These can definitely be useful in cases where no other numbers exist, but just tell when the pot itself was made.
His guitars were built en masse by an entire factory, not a single luthier toiling over one instrument at a time.
Features like bolt-on necks and pickups wired into the pickguard all helped the Fender factory churn out guitar after guitar, day after day.
Who knows how long it was waiting in the Fender factory before finding its way into a Tele?
Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet.
I bought a used, like new, Acoustasonic amp which I'm very happy with but I don't know the age of the amp.
Below we'll go into detail about the various serial number schemes employed by Fender as far back as 1950.These dates will tell when the original part was manufactured, but are not exact indicators of when the guitar was actually put together and finished.Here is what the neck date and body date look like from a 1952 Telecaster: If you're not comfortable removing the neck of a guitar to peek at the date marker, I encourage you to take it to a local tech or luthier.Anyone know where I can go to find info on dating this amp?Hi jmoss, Here is the Fender amp dating site. If that doesn't help, contact Fender with your serial number and they might be able to help. I already found the Fender site and it wasn't much help.