Dating vintage fender amps by serial number

Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters shared a serial number sequence, while the landmark Precision Bass had its own system.In this early period, the serial number can be found on the bridge of the instrument (see image).

Like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a Fender is not a sure bet.Like Henry Ford, part of Leo Fender's genius was in optimizing the company's production efficiency.


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