Start Dating fender guitars by serial number

Dating fender guitars by serial number

"3" indicates 1993, or a"93" would indicate the same).

In 1993, a structure was developed where the number (or pair of numbers) following the initialletter indicates the year of production (i.e.

EKO was at the forefront, and within 2 years they were shipping over 10,000 electric guitars to USA per year.

For most North American kids, including myself, their first guitar was an EKO or some Japanese import. these were all too expensive for our parents to buy for us.

On the heel of the neck should be a penciled or stamped date with a month and year that it was assembled in.

Other areas that contain Serial Numbers are on the top of the Neck Plate and the front or back of the Head Stock.

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.

Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.

In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.