No credit card granny hookups - Dating vintage fender bass guitar
The 4-bolt neck guitars and 6-bolt basses changed to serial numbers beginning with "CL".About one year later, the numbers changed to a "CLF" prefix.
You should be able to find a number stamped somewhere on the speaker’s frame.
The format may look like this: 220 637 Here the number 220 designates the speaker as a Jensen, and 637 indicates a production date of the 37th week of 1956 or 1966.
If the guitar has been altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.
If you are having trouble finding the date of the guitar you are researching, try emailing the manufacturer and see if they can help date the instrument.
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