Discussion in ' Stratocaster Discussion Forum ' started by bluesholyman , Oct 8, Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. Messages: The pickguard screws and saddles are well oxidized, it has the schaller style strap locks, what I would consider a soft-V neck feels softer than a Japanese 52 Tele I used to own, which had a very pronounced V-shape, the body is olympic white but yellowing nicely. Would appreciate any help or insight
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MN : "M" means Mexican made, "N" is the decade s.
Dating Mexican Made Fender Instruments from thefoodlumscatering.com Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in Instruments made between and carry MN prefix serial numbers, with the M designating Mexico and the N designating the s. The numbers for each year typically overlap, as there is always a transitional period between successive years and as necks that. Dating a mexican stratocaster - Register and search over 40 million singles: voice recordings. Want to meet eligible single man who share your zest for life? Indeed, for those who've tried and failed to find the right man offline, relations can provide. Find single man in the US with footing. Looking for sympathy in all the wrong places? Now, try the right place. DATING YOUR MEXICAN-MADE FENDER INSTRUMENT. Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in Instruments made between and carry "MN" prefix serial numbers, with the "M" designating Mexico and the "N" designating the s.
SE : this prefix means a Signature Edition, to present. The following serial numbers are somewhat outside the more, well known Fender serial number schemes.
If you have what you consider to be a somewhat "odd" serial number, please check the following chart to see if you find your serial number configuration here. This chart contains. If you are unable to place the approximate year of manufacture of your instrument using the above charts, there are a few great books available, which have invaluable information on the history of Fender instruments.
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For the majority of Fender's U. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, between an and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted. While this neck dating is useful in roughly determining the age of a guitar, it is certainly not definitive. The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference.
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Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given Fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model. While there have been periods where dramatic changes have occurred, for example: the transition periods between Leo's Fender and the CBS years, as well as the transition between CBS' Fender and the current ownership, generally speaking, most models are feature specific and do not change from year to year.
The following charts detail the most common Fender serial number schemes used from to the present. Please note the introduction of the "S" prefix serial numbers. The "S", stood for decade of the s, and began CBS' attempt to use serial numbers to identify the year of production for the piece.
The "E", stood for the decade of the s and was, as shown below, introduced in As you can see by the overlaps of numbers and years, the reference to the actual production date is rather loose.
Vintage Series instruments and the use of the "V" prefix serial numbers.
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The only way to definitively date the U. Only the seven-digit suffixes were actually entered into the database.
V: this prefix used for US made "vintage reissue" models, to present. 25 + 4 digits: to Anniversary Stratocaster. AMXN: "AMX" means assembled in Mexico with American parts, "N" is the decade (s). MN: "M" means Mexican made, "N" is the decade (s). C: this prefix used in Oct 08, Dating a Jimmie Vaughan Signature Stratocaster but I am not certain as Fender's Mexican Serial page is not exactly clear about the matter - it could be ? The pickguard screws and saddles are well oxidized, it has the schaller style strap locks, what I would consider a soft-V neck (feels softer than a Japanese 52 Tele I used to own. Jan 11, Home Forums > Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum > Stratocaster Discussion Forum > Dating a Mexican body? Discussion in ' Stratocaster Discussion Forum ' started by helsinkirocks, .
These serial numbers did not identify the country of origin in the body of the number. The first two digits of the number identify the year of manufacture, 10 for11 foretc. The following six digits are the unit identifier, although it should be noted that these final six numbers are not sequential and do not provide any other identification information about the instrument.
This new scheme is now used on the majority of Fender instruments made in Mexico, with certain exceptions. How can I find out when my Japanese-made instrument was manufactured?
How can I find out when my Mexican-made instrument was manufactured?