Dating fender bass

Therefore, while helpful in determining a of production dates, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little (if at all) throughout the lifetime of the model.My CIJ '75RI Jazz has a serial number P0 5digits which (correctly I assume) shows manufacture between 1999-2002. Having spoken to Nick it seems he was told the same when he bought it from a well known guitar/amp/keyboard shop in Brighton almost 3 years ago. agree this is one of the best sites around - although I don't think its been updated for some years.Apparently the Marcus Miller and Geddy Lee sig versions had more random serial numbers but not the RI's. Now I've fitted new strings & decided to give it a good set-up, I've removed the neck & found what I have to assume is date stamp! They're reusing MADE IN JAPAN (note the caps) for recent Japanese Fenders, hence the confusion - most serial dating websites haven't caught up with the changes. There are excellent books by George Gruhn and Andre Duchossoir amongst others which I would highly recommend if you're into this.SERIAL NUMBERS are also helpful in determining an instrument’s production year.For years, SERIAL NUMBERS have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body.

Serial numbers are also helpful in determining an instrument’s production year.On later Fender JV models, the "MADE IN JAPAN" can be found on the heel of the guitar neck, just above the metal neck plate.All Fender JV models had the serial numbers engraved into either the neck plate or bridge.Does it have "Crafted In Japan" near the base of the neck Harvey? Will take a Pic when I get a mo - certainly before it all goes back together!!!The kenji-cij blogspot thingy site shows A0 5 digit serial numbers for CIJ instruments made between 1997-8. Pleased to have found this thread, I'm havin a bit of bother dating my Mi J '51 P, bought from Old Horse Murphy - Nick a long time ago, as a 94/95 manufactured, which I've always believed , (so did Nick), & has checked out on every website I've tried.

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