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Fender Jazz Bass Serial Number

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yossmusician, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. yossmusician


    Jul 31, 2012
    SERIAL NUMBER 019-3406.
    Can someone help me to know what year this bass was made?
    thx before. :)
  2. DerkerP


    Jul 31, 2012
    is it American made? have any pics?
  3. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Sorry, that's not a US Jazz Bass.
  4. Its not American, Mexican, or Japan.
    It doesn't come up in a serial number search. Sorry, are you sure its a real fender neck?
    Google fender serial number, and run the numbers for yourself, you may have a fake on your hands.
  5. I think you are mistaken that the 019-3406 is the serial number. That number should the model number. The serial number should have a letter in the front. If it is a US made the letter will be either L for Sixties, S for Seventies, E for Eighties, N for Nineties, or Z for 2000 and up. You will probably need to remove the neck and look at the heel of the neck to get the serial number. That is if it is a real fender. By looking at the headstock it looks like it could be an early 2000's Fender American Jazz. And bassed (pun intended) on the number given it corresponds with Fender's model number.
  6. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Assuming it is a Fender bass made in the USA in the past 20 years, the serial number is located on the back of the headstock - like this:

    If it was made in the 1990-99, the number starts with 'N'. 2000-2010, 'Z'. 2010-12, 'US' or just numbers. 1982-current AVS series, the number is on the neck plate, and begins with a 'V'.

    Personally, based on the limited pictures, I don't think yours is a Fender bass.
  7. DerkerP


    Jul 31, 2012
    Show a picture of the front and back of the headstock and it will be easier to tell.
  8. Where did the pics go?
  9. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
    I think that number is one of the patent numbers.
  10. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    It's Fender's part number.


    May 2, 2010
    its a 2000 usa made fende
    Z stands for zero',thats the first number of the year its made.
    The following number is the second number of the year.
    Together it stands for 00(2000).
  12. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Greg, the OP is long gone ... he joined in July of 2012, made one post and hasn't been back since ...
  13. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    That's not entirely accurate. The "L" series numbers were only from 1963 through 1965. The serial numbers on those instruments were stamped on the neckplate. The "S" series started in 1976, and were decals on the face of the headstock.

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