Dating a fender amp by serial

They are all usually within a few months of each other.

However Superior Music has done a really good summary and here is a link to their website.

A – 1951 A – January B – 1952 B – February C – 1953 C – March D – 1954 D – April E – 1955 E – May F – 1956 F – June G – 1957 G – July H – 1958 H – August I – 1959 I – September J – 1960 J – October K – 1961 K – November L – 1962 L – December M – 1963 N – 1964 O – 1965 P – 1966 Q – 1967 Another way to get a close estimate of when your amp was made is to read the codes on the transformers.

Most post tweed Fenders had trannys manufactured by Schumacher.

In the above example, the transformer was made in either 1966 or 1976, week 45.

Now if it’s a blackface amp, it’s a safe bet that 6 means 1966. This code can be found on the power transformer, output transformer, choke, and reverb transformer.

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