Dating fender concert amp
Amplifiers have a two letter date code on a QA sticker, or on the tube chart, separate from the serial number, but not all will have this code. One can get closer to the month and weekwhen taking the guitar apart and checking components.To me, I agree that amplifers' serial numbers indicate minimal.It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.Non-Schumacher transformers – It’s been universally accepted that Fender only used Schumacher transformers on amps made in the 1960s and 1970s.
Amplifiers have a two letter date code on a QA sticker, or on the tube chart, separate from the serial number, but not all will have this code. Guitars have a year code within the serial number as you've indicated, amplifiers do not. To me, as you mentioned typical Fender guitars have year indicators within most guitar serial numbers.
If there is no sticker, contact Fender with the serial number and they can tell you when it was made. Off-hand, have you ever seen any Fender Serial Numbersthat include date codes?
Such as N for nineties, E for Eighties, S for seventies, etc?
Subtract one from the other and I'll have a rough-cut figure for how many were made. PRII owners were kind enough to start sending their serial numbers in.
I was puzzled to see how some of them were separated by over 100,000.