Dating fender pot codes
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.
Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate.In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties.The numbers and decals are produced far in advance.(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.Whether it is an original model or a vintage (also the old logos are used again) depends on your own estimation of the age of the guitar. The original logo, also called "spaghetti logo", the transition logo and the CBS era logo.
The spaghetti logo was used in the 1950s and is so named for its thin silver-colored letter with a thin black line.
Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.
Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.
Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.
The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present.
CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.