Dating fender mustang guitars

Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.

The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present.

Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.

Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.

But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.

(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.

Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.

Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.

To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.

The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.

The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.

If the date is unreadable, it can also be written on the body under the pickguard or cavity form the pickups.