Dating a fender amp bt serial number Chatnumbers
In March 1985, CBS sold Fender to a group of private investors.
The serial numbers do not reflect this change - Fender continued to make instruments using existing serial number schemes.
If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.
From July of 1969 until September of 1992 the date code system included a letter of the alphabet in the serial number.
Take a look at this ’62 Fender Princeton Amp, and you’ll see that exact speaker, as well as the typical Schumacher transformers (EIA 606) used in Fender amplifiers.
I have a Fender guitar that I am trying to put a value on for my father-in-law who is now in assisted living. So far I have learned that the first two digits may be the year. I plug the Affinity Tele into a Sunn Concert Lead with matching 4-12 cab and the sound on the bridge pup is phenomenal.
Here are the letters with their corresponding years.