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The year my guitar was made!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adisu, Apr 10, 2005.


  1. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    hello all
    I bought a second hand fender jazz bass a few months ago.
    Now the guy i bought it from said it was made at 1986.
    from how the guitar looks it seems right (more or less) but i was wondering if there is any way to confirm the exact year that this guitar was made???
    maybe using the serial number???

    Thanks in advance for your help. :)

    Adi
     
  2. Fender? You can find many serial number decoders on the internet. Post the serial number here, or just go check a site like Mr Gearhead (mrgearhead.com i think). The serial number is either on the headstock, neck plate, or bottom of the neck.
     
  3. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Give us the first 2 letters and 2 numbers of the serial # and we will tell ya! :)
     
  4. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    o.k. thanks guys :)
    it's:
    E712586
     
  5. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    1987
    e=eighties, 7 is the year
     
  6. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    So the bastard lied to me it's not 86 it's 87
    :D :D :D hehehe

    O.K

    Thanks a lot mate.
     
  7. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Where was the bass made? was it made in USA or Japan?
     
  8. Yeah, American Fenders in the 80s had serial number Exxxxxx, but so did some Japanese ones from 84-87. Basically, if it's American, E7xxxxx means 1987, but a Japanese one could mean any year from 84-87.
     
  9. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

    Apr 8, 2005
    Israel
    IT's from japan
    does it mean it's been made from 84-87 , and i can't know the exact year?
     
  10. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Uh oh, year those numbers run from 84-87. I have a fretless MIJ jazz with those numbers. Maybe he was telling the truth! I wish I new exactly what year my fretless is.