Hallo everybody, Could somone help me to identify my MIM body. 0485923003 Regards, Jens (netherlands) [/img]All I got is this site, not sure on models but it will give year and plant assembly...
The seller told me it`s a vintage 60`s reissue body from the classic serie`s. ebay for fakes, there is forums on how to spot one, I ran you serial on that site above and came back with nothing, I run my MIM strat and tells me this: Your guitar was made at the Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico in the Year(s): 2008 - 2009_________________2009 Fender Standard Stratocaster - S1 switching system insatlled w SCN Pickups - GFS Brass Trem Block - Lake Placid Blue w Maple Neck
The bridge plate or neckplate were applied to a guitar with no thought to keeping any kind of number sequence.
Fender serial numbers were assigned like this: As you can see from this over-simplified example, serial number assignment was fairly random. The only truly definitive way to date a pre-CBS fender is to look at all the dates on the instrument (body date, neck date, pot dates).
Today, Fender remains in a class of their own when it comes to the look, feel and sound of acoustic and electric guitars.
No doubt, whether you're an enthusiastic amateur or a veteran of the stage, the perfect Fender guitar for you is waiting right here. If it's an acoustic that you're after, you'll find dreadnoughts, cutaway acoustic-electrics, signature models from famous artists, and even nylon-stringed guitars.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.
So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, it cannot be a definitive reference.
Unlike the auto industry which has specific model years for their products, most specifications for a given Fender instrument model, change little if any, through the lifetime of the model.