If a receiver was scrapped and not used, it's serial number may or may not have been reused.
No documentation has been found that indicates the dates serial numbers were placed on the receivers.
One manufacturer separated out smaller blocks of serial numbers for use by subcontractors who would use these serial numbers concurrent to receivers being made by the prime contractor and/or other subcontractors assigned lower or higher serial number blocks.
Serial numbered receivers that failed to pass inspection were set aside as rejects if the defect(s) could not be brought up to minimum standards.
No serial #, since it's pre-lawsuit, but there is a code "Y-12" stamped at the top end of the finger board under the E & A strings…any ideas?
The Guitar Dater Project aims to provide you with the information hidden in your Guitars' Serial number in plain English.
The aim here is to gather as much information about who made what guitars and for whom.
Hi, I've got a fender p bass with a neck code of 0103 3814. It has the old style head stock decal (no serial number below "fender").
It looks old enough to be a 1971 but does the neck code support that date?