What year was my J made?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shearstown, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    I bought a new MIM J (love it by the way). It was left handed and I heard Fender hasn't made them lefty for a few years. It's not previously owned though I could tell it was older. A few scratches from being tried out by people with belt buckles :mad:. The serial number is 8000317. Trying to figure out what year.

    But anyways it plays great. Beautiful neck. Great sound. Great for slapping aswell which is a fun bonus.
  2. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Whats the letter before the number? MIMs always have one as far as I know. I think fender still makes mim leftys, though the available colors may have changed.
  3. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    MN are the letters.
  4. www.fender.com go to support/ resources/ dating
    MN0+ 5 DIGITS 1990-1991
    MN1+ 5 DIGITS 1991-1992
    MN2+ 5 DIGITS 1992-1993
    MN3+ 5 DIGITS 1993-1994
    MN4+ 5 DIGITS 1994-1995
    MN5+ 5 DIGITS 1995-1996
    MN6+ 5 DIGITS 1996-1997
    MN7+ 5 DIGITS 1997-1998
    MN8+ 5 DIGITS 1998-1999 < is this you? :cool:
    MN9+ 5 DIGITS 1999-2000
    MZ0+ 5 DIGITS 2000-2001
    MZ1+ 5 DIGITS 2001-2002
    MZ2+ 5 DIGITS 2002-2003
    MZ3+ 5 DIGITS 2003-2004
    MZ4+ 5 DIGITS 2004-2005
    MZ5+ 5 DIGITS 2005-2006
  5. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    thank you very much. I'm pleased. I was hoping for a 98. Heard that was a good year.