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.In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties. Deluxe Series have the same standard but with the addition of a D for the Z, eg. Also here some overlap of numbers, prefixes and year.The numbers and decals are produced far in advance. The following serial numbers stay somewhat outside the well-known Fender numbering.
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.Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.Installed a Graphite Nut, and installed the HSS Powered by Lace loaded pickgard. By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.