11-Digit Serial Numbers January 2000 - October 2009, the serial number expanded from 9 to 11 digits to accommodate the four-digit year designation.
Other than the first four digits noting the year, it's decoded the same as the 9-digit serial numbers.
The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.
Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years.
“Z”-prefix serial numbers denoting the new millennium appeared on U. As always, there is typically some number prefix overlap and carryover from year to year.
The serial number has a "4-" plus four more digits like this: 4-1068. PST Our El Cajon, California and Amsterdam, the Netherlands Factory Service Center staff can help with any service, maintenance or repair questions concerning Taylor guitars.Indeed, we use these same books here at Fender when researching historical and date-related issues.