Finding the age of my fender


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ajaggysnake
04-15-2007, 03:54 PM
I've just got meself a second hand fender jazz, with the serial no on the headstock, is there any way of checkin that no with fender to find out it's age, where it was made etc.
Cheers

(sorry if this is in the wrong section, first post)

Jonnomainman
04-15-2007, 03:56 PM
They are known to have the date of manufacture written on the heel of a neck or the neck pocket of the body.

If you find out the parts in your bass you can usually check them off against a parts list of bass' from different eras.

IE you can instantly know a CBS strat from the massive headstock but this happens less with the basses.

smb
04-15-2007, 03:58 PM
If it is an American made Fender read this: http://www.fender.com/support/dating/fender_us_dating.php

Otherwise take a look at this: http://www.guitarnucleus.com/fenderserial.html

Google has some good results on this subject if they don't help. Welcome by the way!

Kingyem0c0re
04-15-2007, 03:58 PM
http://www.guitardaterproject.org/fender.aspx

astrocreep71
04-15-2007, 04:01 PM
guitardaterproject.org

ajaggysnake
04-15-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks guys, helped loads, cheers

slash6464
04-16-2007, 07:57 AM
hey who knows maybe basses are like tree's, if you cut the neck in half, you could count the rings in the wood to determin its age.

indie-bassist
04-16-2007, 08:05 AM
hey who knows maybe basses are like tree's, if you cut the neck in half, you could count the rings in the wood to determin its age.
:haha I hope you are joking, basses are trees, just cut into a different shape (unless you have one of those carbon fibre or acrylic ones), and doing that would find you the age of the tree it came from :rolleyes:

Fast_Bear
04-16-2007, 08:56 AM
hey who knows maybe basses are like tree's, if you cut the neck in half, you could count the rings in the wood to determin its age.


:0 WOAH MY BASS IS ALMOST 300 YEARS OLD!

Now how do I get it back together?