Dating fender mustang guitars
But once again, due to Fender’s modular production methods and often non-sequential serial numbering (usually overlapping two to four years from the early days of Fender to the mid-1980s), dating by serial number is not always precisely definitive.The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.However, Fender now has product lines in all types of musical instruments and accessories, including acoustic guitars.Fender has one of the most organized and easy to find dating systems for their acoustic guitars.Therefore, while helpful in determining a of production dates, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little (if at all) throughout the lifetime of the model.The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
If the label inside the guitar does not say where the guitar was manufactured, look on the back of the guitar's headstock for the printed "Made In" location.
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Visit the section of the Fender website that has the product dates of their guitar categorized by serial number.
Again, you will need to know where your guitar was made first so you can choose the correct list to look through.