Squier guitar serial number dating
Dating a Fender Guitar by it’s Serial Number can be a little tricky.In most cases you can only get a ball park range for your production date.On some of the early Stratocaster’s it was stamped on the back of the Vibrato Cover Plate.The Bridge Plate between the Pickup and the Saddles can also have Serial Numbers on some Telecaster’s.It's also not based on any manufacturers shipping records so it can't tell you if the serial is re-used, fake or what the details are of any particular guitar.Contact Gibson at [email protected] provide them with the serial number and a good photo or two of the guitar (2mb limit).On the heel of the neck should be a penciled or stamped date with a month and year that it was assembled in.
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.A guitar neck could have been produced in 1956, then slapped onto a body in 1957 and if late enough in the year pickups may have been put in early 1958.The best option for getting a close production date is to remove the neck from the body.Serial numbers are also helpful in determining the year of production of a given instrument.According to Guitar Dater - was made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA December 11st, 2007 Production Number: 171 Here's some reference info for ya - to Guitar Dater - was made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA December 11st, 2007 Production Number: 171 Here's some reference info for ya - 1965 Gibson LG-0 | 1983 Gibson Spirit | 2001 Epiphone Casino | 2001 Gibson J-45 | 2007 Gibson Melody Maker 2008 Martin DX1RGT | 2008 Epiphone MM-30E | Squier Stratocaster | Manuel Rodriguez C3 | Fullerton FW-20CEB [quote name='pohatu771]Guitar Dater Project won't tell you if it's real' date=' or not, just when and where it was made... There are some things it can't handle.[/quote'] Good for new guitars. Simply checking a serial number with Gibson yields just about the same result, becuase real numbers are showing up on fakes.