19541963 fender guitar serial numbers at some point in 1954 fender decided to stop grouping the guitar id number by model he started using one sequence of serial numbers for all the guitars coming off of the fender production lines including teles esquires strats and pbasses.
Ver 20 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 instrumentsplease note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year.
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dating your instrument the following chart details the fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964 you will notice that there is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.
In january of 1965 fender was sold to the cbs corporation the serial numbers do not immediately reflect the change as cbs continued to make instruments using existing tooling parts and serial number schemes.
Introduction for most collectors precbs pre1966 fender vintage guitars and amps are the desirable ones although cbs purchased fender officially on january 3rd 1965 it took some time till the guitars changed though by mid 1964 six months before cbs bought fender things were already on the way down.
serial numbers like the body and neck dates using serial numbers to date a fender is not a sure bet at many points in fenders history serial number usage overlapped again owing to the modular manner of production.
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