Dating in the u s 1990 2016
They were made for the export market and have Made in USA stamped on the heel of the neck. REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR DATING FENDER INSTRUMENTS If you’re unable to identify the approximate production year of your instrument using the above charts, several excellent books are available that contain invaluable and reliable information on the history of Fender instruments. They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various instruments and on Fender history in general.
Indeed, we use these same books here at Fender when researching historical and date-related issues.
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The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.Consequently, some 1990 guitars bear 1999 “N9” serial numbers. American Deluxe Series instruments use the same dating convention, but with the addition of a “D” in front of the “Z”; i.e., DZ1, DZ2, etc.“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.While there have been periods of dramatic change—such as the transition periods between the Leo Fender years and the CBS years or the transition between the CBS years and the current ownership—most models are generally feature-specific and do not change from year to year.Serial numbers are also helpful in determining an instrument’s production year.
The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976.