Dating fender necks
There will be 5 numbers also engraved after the "JV" lettering.Fender "JV" guitars were only made from 1982 to 1984.These models have the serial numbering and markings in the same location as Fender JV guitars, and were made only during the years 1983 to 1984. acronym for "MADE IN JAPAN" These models spanned the years from 1984 to 1997.You will find the MADE IN JAPAN stamp on the heel of every guitar's neck, without variation.On Stratocasters and bass guitars, you will find the serial number just below this stamp, also on the heel of the neck.On Telecasters and certain other models, you will find the serial number on the bridge.The information contained in this guide was culled from our archives of Fender price lists and catalogs, beginning with 1968.
Although the tables below are as accurate as possible, serial numbers of these acoustic guitars have never been archived and are of no assistance when attempting to date these instruments.
This guide can help you determine the If you’re unable to identify the approximate production year of your instrument using the above charts, several excellent books are available that contain invaluable and reliable information on the history of Fender instruments. They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various instruments and on Fender history in general.