Dating fender acoustics guitars

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.As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.

On the headstock it simply sayes Fender Uni-Bar Reinforced neck, Made in USA.

Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.

At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the headstock or on the cover plate of the vibrato.

The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.

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.

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