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From the production of the first solidbody Fender guitars and until 1976, Fender tagged a production date at the butt of the detachable neck of their guitars.

Only about half the guitars still carry any intelligible information here.

Typically the serial number is penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.Sometimes a date is stamped or hand-written on the butt of the neck.Vintage reissue instruments have the date on the butt end of the neck like the originals.1969: A new type of neck stamp of six, seven or eight digits was used on some models. Example: “529129B” (more info on reading there in the “nack stamps” section below.) This new green stamp was used simultaneously with the earlier “XX MMM-YY W” format.Models from this period could have either code system.

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