The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.
Most of the time this question can't be answered specifically.
Unfortunately, the serial number placement is sporadic and many ID numbers over lap between years and models.In many instances, there is no exact known date for a specific guitar. I want to help you understand how to tell the age of your Fender as well as any Fender you see.Fender like Gibson has been producing guitars for many years.Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving.The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic.
Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best.
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Each pickup is also uniquely overwound by hand for a wide range of high-output tones.
That makes them ideal for the player in search of the perfect amount of heat—from vintage with a kick to Texas-style bold to full-throttle blistering—and plenty of flexibility.
No matter how serious the spice, every buttery note and nuance of Ancho Poblano pickups shines at any volume.
It’s all thanks to a super-secret formula in which the pickups are “simmered,” offering plenty of texture, resonance and complexity—even when the tone is at its most punishing.