Dating a fender p bass
We have seen this a small handful of times and it seems that there was a week or two in 1975 where they were accidentally stamping them as 1985.
(the one in question is s/n 0073) My best guess is that it's 1994... You probably won't end up with a "birthday", though... Welllllllllll ok is there some way other then writing to fender to date this thing (pluueeze no witty jokes, I am married, and my wife would not understand). Anybody know at least where to point me to find out when this puppy was made, aside from maybe looking at the tone caps,?? There are a few models that don't have the letter prefix (Vibro-King is the only modern one that I'm aware of...) I emailed Fender's customer support about the same time that I posted this thread, and they got back to me in less than 48h (props to Fender).I have googled , binged, etc etc....folks were my last hope. Thanks jim in gold bar Here's Fender's support link for dating amps. It doesn't tell too much though, seems like they never did good records for amps unlike guitars. Very cool looking Fender P bass from 1963, all parts look to be original, just the body finish has been messed with.