I have a question about the serial numbers on the 50th anniversary jazz bass. Hope this is the right place to post this. Some serial numbers on the 50th anniversary start with a "10", followed by a space and 6 digits, nothing more.
On the Fender site, I could find info on a newer serial numbering scheme, introduced at the end of 2009, using "10" as a prefix, followed by a space and then followed by seven digits. Also, the instrument’s country of origin appears on the decal on the back of the headstock, near the serial number.
Further, according to the Fender site: "This new numbering scheme was short-lived and was replaced only a few months later by an improved scheme that identifies an instrument’s country of origin and year of manufacture in the body of the serial number.
This new scheme uses the letters “US” as a prefix to designate an instrument made in the United States, followed by an eight-digit number. The first two digits of the number identify the year of manufacture, (10 for 2010, 11 for 2011, etc.). The following six digits are the unit identifier,...".
I couldn't find anything on the serial combination like this though: starting with a "10", followed by a space and 6 digits. Nothing more.
Is there someone knowledgeable about these things?