Dating fender japanese

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You can order these titles through your local Authorized Fender Dealer.If you have a Fender Jag-Stang use the Serial Lookup Tool in the Registry: Fender Jag-Stang Serial Number Lookup Tool For other Japan made Fender guitars see this page: Japanese Serial Number Dates and this japan page For those american made Fenders guitars see this page: American Serial Number Dates Mexican made guitars generally follow the following rules: ex MN812323 – the first 3 characters are whats important [M] = made in Mexico [N] = 90’s (Z means zero for 2000, etc…) [8] = year 8 = Mexico 1998 more examples…There is quite a bit of overlap of both numbers and years.The following charts detail the most common Fender serial number schemes used from 1976 to the present.The only way to try to narrow the date range of your specific instrument would be to remove the neck and check the butt end of the heel of the neck for a production date, which may be stamped or written there.(If you are not comfortable performing this operation, please use an experienced professional guitar tech in your area or bring it to Superior Music).They were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate (early '50s Strats), and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecasters.But 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 by the serial number is not an exact science.

They have been placed at the top of the neck plate, on the front of the headstock, on the back of the headstock, and on the back of the neck near where the neck bolts onto the body.

As a result, you will see some 1990 guitars bearing N9 serial numbers Year 2000 introduced the "Z" prefix serial numbers on US made guitars, which stood for the 0 of the new millennium.

A Z0 prefix dates to 2000, a Z1 prefix dates to 2001 etcetera.

The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.

There is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.