Fender Product Registration - Serial number lookup. Register now for easy access to up-to-date product info. Plus, join Fender Connect to manage Your Gear and . Dec 16, 2008 · There is a "Serial Number Registry" for vintage Fenders. It was compiled over decades by James Werner, noted Fender collector who lives in Iowa (at least he did). People sent him serial numbers and neck dates or body dates. I have a mid-80s version of his list of serial numbers & dates.
The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964. Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years. The only way to try to narrow the date range of your specific instrument is to remove the neck and check the butt end of the neck heel for a production date, which may be stamped or written there (if you. That is, there's lots of overlap between years. Basically there was a big bin of serial number plates, and the installers grabbed one, and screwed it to the guitar. They weren't managing the numbers in any way. The point is, don't read too much into Fender serial numbers. Pre-1977 Fender guitars have a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate.
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive. Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity. Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places. Maybe you just had your guitar stolen. Maybe you're buying a used guitar and want to run its serial number first. Maybe you're a guitar shop, and want to know if that trade-in is hot. Whatever the reason, we're here to help: stolenguitarregistry.com is a free resource to register and track stolen guitars. It is run by tech-savvy people who love.
Fender was sold to CBS in January 1965. Serial numbering didn’t change immediately because instruments continued to be made using existing, tooling, parts and serial number schemes. The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976. Notice that there is quite a bit of overlap in numbers and years. Serial Number Identification. While there are several places on Vintage Kramer to learn about serial numbers, here is a rundown of serial numbers, with year models and distiguishing characteristics for I.D. of old Vintage Kramers.
Left: The "inked on" serial number on a 1955 Les Paul standard solidbody guitar. This style serial number was used on all 1953 to 1960 solidbody Gibson guitars. Right: The "inked on" serial number on this 1959 Les Paul Junior has no space between the "9" digit (year) and the rest of the numbers. This happened only in 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960.