Fender Music Australia offers limited product warranties of varying length for goods purchase from Australian Authorised Fender dealers.
The conditions of the limited warranty are set out on the warranty cards provided with the product at the time of sale.
The early series are the most popular for collectors.
Amplifiers from this era must be dated within this time span based on their features, or component manufacturers and codes, including speakers, potentiometers and transformers.
Examples: 1479 1965 JTM 45 5200 1966 JTM 45 SL/ 10584 1967 Model #1959 JMP Super Lead SP/ 20099 1967 Model #1968 JMP Super PA SB/ 10257 1967 Model #1992 JMP Super Bass S/ 10637 1968 JMP S/A 2148 A 1969 JMP More Examples The model number takes the form of four-digits preceded or followed by letter codes describing amplifiers characteristics.
Regarding quailty, I have owned many of both these Japanese guitars and it is a fallacy that the than the Mexican made guitars and rival many of the USA models.
The JV and SQ guitars, as well as some of the E series, had USA parts (mostly pickups, switches, and potentiometers) that were shipped over to Japan to help speed up production while the new USA plant was being set up in Corona, California.
While there are serial-like numbers during this era, no standard serial number format has been identified.
The model numbers can be somewhat confusing because model numbers such as 1987 or 1959 can be mistakenly interpreted as the production year of the amplifier.
and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997.
This means that the the serial numbers starting in 1994 ran consecutively on both the MIJ and the CIJ models while the MIJ logo was being phased out.
[An example is an] YBA-1A Bass Master Mark II [...] with the serial number M 601 [...] [whose] potentiometers date from 1968 [...] [and on which] 'Range Expander' is screened below the controls, not above.
are coded as follows s/n: 1020629 First digit: Last digit of year of production (1 ^= 1971, 3 ^= 1973) Second and third digit: Month of production (01 ^= Jan., 11^=Nov.) Last four digits: Numbered unit produced within that year?
I've had it since the early 80's and I'm trying to find out exactly what year it was manufactured. I have a Fender Hot Rod Deville amp, Serial Number B-054451.