# Fender Stratocaster Value By Serial Number

Value of a fender stratocaster serial number MN9353216 I own a 1976 fender stratocaster guitar serial number S92143. I have a Fender Squier II Stratocaster, Serial Number E961414.

Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar. But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear. Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive. Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity. Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places. At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.

(Stratocaster) Between 1973 and 1981 there were periods that this is not consistently done. If you want to know the production year of your Fender guitar, you can calculate it with the serial number decoder, or find it in the tables below.

Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date. Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck. To read this it is necessary to unscrew the neck from the body.

Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed. Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed. At the Stratocasters from the early fifties the serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover. On some Telecasters at the bridge between the pickup and the saddles.

Patent numbers Between 1960 and 1977, were added several patent numbers to the models. These became in the head under the Fender logo stamped. PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,755 DES 187304 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.

2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic. 3,143,028 the patent granted in August 1964 for Fender's adjustable neck construction. 2,976,755 for the split coil pickup design. (Used since 1957 to the Precision Bass) The DES is the serial number. Esquires, Broadcasters and Telecasters 1950-1954.

The serial number for these three models can be found at the bridge plate and is used until about early 1954. Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR 0001 - 0999 1950 - 1952 1000 - 5300 1952 - 1954 Precision Basses 1951-1955. There is some overlap of serial numbers and dates. Until 1955, the serial number is applied to the bridge plate.

Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR 100 - 400 1951 - 1952 0001 - 0999 1952-1954 1000 - 2000 1953 - 1955. All models The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.

The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap. The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck. If the date is unreadable, it can also be written on the body under the pickguard or cavity form the pickups. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR >6000 1950 - 1954 >10.000 1954 - 1956 10.000 1955 - 1956 10.000 - 20.000 1957 20.000 - 30.000 1958 30.000 - 40.000 1959 40.000 - 50.000 1960 50.000 - 70.000 1961 60.000 - 90.000 1962 80.000 - 90.000 1963 90.000 - L10.000 1963 L10.000 - L20.000 1963 L20.000 - L50.000 1964 January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation. Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers. CBS continued to make the guitars using the existing tools, parts, and the numbering system.

The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976. Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR L50.000 - L90.000 1965 100.000 1965 100.000 - 200.000 1966 - 1967 200.000 1968 200.000 - 300.000 1969 - 1970 300.000 1971 - 1972 300.000 - 500.000 1973 400.000 - 500.000 1974 - 1975 500.000 - 700.000 1976 The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present. Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The S stands for the decade of the seventies. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.

Elements Of Statistical Computing Pdf Download. As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR 76 + 5 digits S6 + 5 digits 1976 S7 + 5 digits S8 + 5 digits 1977 S7 + 5 digits S8 + 5 digits S9 + 5 digits 1978 S9 + 5 digits E0 + 5 digits 1979 S9 + 5 digits E0 + 5 digits E1 + 5 digits 1980 S9 + 5 digits E0 + 5 digits E1 + 5 digits 1981 In 1982 teh U.S. Vintage Series was introduced with the V as prefix to the serial number. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR E1 + 5 digits E2 + 5 digits E3 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1982 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) E2 + 5 digits E3 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S.

Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1983 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) E3 + 5 digits E4 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1984 (For U.S.

Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) In 1985 CBS Fender sold to a group of private investors. The changeover to the new owners can not deduce the serial numbers, because they continued the numbering at the same way. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR E3 + 5 digits E4 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1985 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S.

Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1986 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) E4 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1987 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) E4 + 5 digits E8 + 5 digits V + 4, 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1988 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) E8 + 5 digits E9 + 5 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1989 (For U.S.

Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties. The numbers and decals are produced far in advance.

Due to a mistake at the factory in 1990 N9 decals (which were intended for use in 1999) applied to a several instruments that were built in that year. As a result of this mistake, you will be able to get a guitar with a serial number N9 that was built in 1990.

SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR N9 + 5 digits N0 + 5 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1990 (For U.S. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year) N1 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1991 N1 + 5 or 6 digits N2 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1992 N3 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1993 V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S.

Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1994 N4 + 5 or 6 digits N5 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1995 N6 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1996 N6 + 6 or 6 digits N7 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1997 N8 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series) 1998 N9 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits (U.S. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters) 1999 In 2000 the Z was added for the numbers.

A Z0 prefix dates back to 2000, a Z1 to 2001 etc. Deluxe Series have the same standard but with the addition of a D for the Z, eg. DZ1, DZ2 etc.

Game Schedule Generator Excel. Also here some overlap of numbers, prefixes and year. SERIAL NUMBERS PRODUCTION YEAR N9 + 5 or 6 digits Z0 + 5 or 6 digits DZ0 + 5 or 6 digits (Am. Deluxe) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) 2000 Z0 + 5 or 6 digits Z1 + 5 or 6 digits DZ1 + 5 or 6 digits (Am.

Deluxe) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) 2001 Z1 + 5 or 6 digits Z2 + 5 or 6 digits DZ2 + 5 or 6 digits (Am. Deluxe) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) 2002 Z2 + 5 or 6 digits Z3 + 5 or 6 digits DZ3 + 5 or 6 digits (American Deluxe Series) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) 2003 Z3 + 5 or 6 digits Z4 + 5 or 6 digits DZ4 + 5 or 6 digits (Am. Deluxe) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) XN4 + 4 digits 2004 Z4 + 5 or 6 digits Z5 + 5 or 6 digits DZ5 + 5 or 6 digits (Am. Deluxe) V + 5 or 6 digits (American Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecaster) XN5 + 4 digits 2005 The following serial numbers stay somewhat outside the well-known Fender numbering.

If you have doubts about an odd serial number check the chart below, maybe you can find the number composition here. SERIENUMMER DESCRIPTION AMXN + 6 digits California Series electric guitars and basses, '97 en '98 DN + 6 digits American Deluxe serie instruments, '98 en '99 NC(6 digits) Squier Strat Bullets (dating unclear) FN(6 digits) US-made guitars and basses destined for export. Some are not exported or sent back. I(7 digits) A limited number of these I-Series were made in '89 and '90.

Made for the export market and have 'Made in USA' stamped on the heel of the neck. LE(6 digits) Blonde Jazzmasters and Jaguars made in 1994. Sold as a promotional 3 piece set with a Blonde Deluxe Reverb Amp. CN(6 digits) VN(6 digits) Produced in Korea, Fender/Squier guitars.