Dating a fender amp bt serial number
SERIAL NUMBERS and APPROXIMATE PRODUCTION DATES 1965 to 1976 In 1982 the Vintage Series of guitars was introduced.
The vintage series used a "V" prefix in serial numbers.
Dating an amplifier by serial numbers can be effective as well.
Again, it's important to be sure the parts are original on the music equipment to get a valid date for the amp.
The serial numbers for these amps begin with “LO,” indicating that they were made in the Fender/Sunn Lake Oswego factory. It usually applies to old vacuum tubes/valves that have gone unsold for decades. All cream board tweed Blues Juniors have a “Limited Edition” plaque on the back.Fender introduced the Blues Junior in 1995, and has revised and updated it periodically since then.Blues Junior history can be divided into two major categories: the early amps with green circuit boards and the later ones with cream-colored boards.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.