Dating fender amplifier serial
From January 1965 to June 1969, model codes were used but no known serial numbers accompanied them.
It's important to note that, prior to 1984, this letter came last.We recently wrote an article detailing that rich history (which you can read here), but for those simply looking to figure out how old their Marshall amp is, we offer this shortcut.The guide below will help you quickly and clearly date Marshall amps and cabinets, without us waxing poetic about their influence.For example, the number S/A 8481 E tells us that this is 50W amp (S/A) made in 1973 (E), production number 8481.
From January 1984 to September 1992, the three-part coding was used by Marshall but the date code letter was moved from the end to the middle. This would indicate a 100W Super Lead (SL/A) built in 1989 (X), production number 10059.For example, the serial number 961002334 would tell us that this amp was made in 1996 (96), production number 10023, and it was made during the 34th (34) week of that year.