Dating mexican fender guitars by serial number
Is there a chance this is a FAKE or are there spaces sometimes in Serial Numbers?
Hey, thanks for that Slash, do you know how reliable that site is?
3,143,028 the patent granted in August 1964 for Fender's adjustable neck construction. (Used since 1957 to the Precision Bass) The DES is the serial number. The serial number for these three models can be found at the bridge plate and is used until about early 1954. Until 1955, the serial number is applied to the bridge plate.
Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
Aging nicely except for the buckle scratch on the back when I lent it to that #@!
Every number I made up seemed to be a real guitar serial. I think it gives them character and a well played look.
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.