As a result of this mistake, you will be able to get a guitar with a serial number N9 that was built in 1990. 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.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.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.Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.
If your serial number starts with “JD” followed by an eight-digit number, the first two digits designates the year of manufacture.This was a running change, and both “Made in Japan” and “Crafted in Japan” decals appear on instruments from 20.Note: A new Japanese vendor was enlisted in 2010 to help meet demand for the Geddy Lee and Marcus Miller Jazz Bass models.The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.
Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.
If the date is unreadable, it can also be written on the body under the pickguard or cavity form the pickups.