When was my fender instrument made it’s a common question we get at the music zoo if you have a fender in your hands, you can use this guide to precisely date your fender instrument all the way back to 1950. How old is my rhodes what year was it made you can also look for the finish date code on the lower right-hand side of the tonebar fender rhodes mark i (1969. The blues junior is a tube guitar amplifier introduced in 1995 by the fender companyit is aimed at achieving the warm, tube-driven tone common in many styles of american blues and blues rock dating back to the 1950s. This is a collection of posts related to dating a vintage tweed fender champ it is relatively easy to date vintage fender amps: by. Dating a fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition it helps narrow things down, but in most cases is an inexact science leo fender never intended for his guitars to become collectors items. Check and accurately date your fender japan guitar on this page. The table below shows the fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964 the serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.
Just picked up a squire at a pawn shop today and needed some help dating it its a squire stratocaster made in korea serial # is vn250xxx i was. Welcome to the fender amp field guide i did'nt do a very good job keeping the contributor list up to date so some did not get the recognition they greatly. In 1992, fender began producing the '65 reissue twin reverb find the tube location according to fender, amplifiers produced through 1969 have a sticker near the tubes. Dating your mexican-made fender instrument from fendercom fender began producing instruments in its ensenada, mexico, factory in 1990 instruments. Just picked up a tweed fender pro junior and was wondering how to date it its a 10 inch speaker and the serial number is t-32645 also wondering. How to date your mexican made fender stratocaster guitar mim in this lesson we teach how to date your fender guitar demo review fender mexican.
Dating fender amps by serial number, part vi by greg gagliano this is no different with published dating tables for vintage fender guitars and basses. Dating fender transformers, speakers & potentiometers using eia codes eia (electronics industry association) source-date codes: electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date. Dating fender transformers, speakers & potentiometers using eia codes eia (electronics industry association) source-date codes: electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the.
Pot code reader epiphone fender gibson ibanez yamaha martin the source dating code is an element of standardization that is pot code reader. Fender switched from white to black around 1975, and during this transition guitars may be seen with a mix & match of white and black plastic parts possibly a 1977 strat. Check out the how to date older fender hot rod deluxe amps - insync page at sweetwater — the world's leading music technology and instrument retailer.
Dating a vintage guitar can be difficult, but deciphering the potentiometer codes can yield valuable information this article tells you where to find them, and how to read them. If you are a guitarist who enjoys playing fender vintage guitars, you need to know how to date a fender stringmaster guitar dating an instrument can be a difficult process in that it changes between brands and styles of guitars.
Dating early fender amplifiers is sometimes quite challenging while dating fender amps made before 1994 by serial number is all but impossible (as records of these numbers were never kept), all hope is not lost—the charts below. Dating a fender marcus miller 4 jazz bass discussion in 'basses [bg]' started by all throttle, jan 11, 2008. Is there an easy way to year date a silverfaced fender amp like you can with the serial numbers off of their guitars just got a 100w bassman and i'm. Fender often used the same circuit for many years so this is not a very accurate method for amp dating the code is simple, the first two letters are the revision, where aa is the first revision, ab is the second, etc.