On the base of the neck it reads the date of November 29, 2012.Fender also buys assorted piece parts (volume, tone controls, wire, etc) in bulk.I have been unable to determine any valid dating from the volume controls (POT CODES) as we could do on older instruments.Mid Boost/Cut: 10d B, -15d B @ 500Hz, and a wide band slope.Bass Boost/Cut: /- 12 db @ 40 Hz, with a 4d B slope per octave. Order History Returns Wish List Email Preferences Business Accounts. Fender Electric Mandolin "Mandocaster" and I need help dating it. You are at the top of your game, I am purchasing another 4100 stack to run stereo. Telefunken was an old German company created back in 1903. Speakers Homepage --- Loudspeakers, components, and equipment for the vintage musical instrument enthusiast. This makes things a little more interesting and difficult in playing the "dating game. Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris .The serial number and neck information both show that this is a 2012 US-made Fender American Deluxe Five-String Jazz Bass that is dressed out after a Fender Custom Shop Time Machine Series American Vintage 1962 Fender Jazz Bass.The serial number (US12.....) indicates that this is a 2012 bass.Professional advice on Amps, Guitars, Effects and more for rockabilly guitar. Reminds me of a fella on the vintage drum forum who painstakingly ... Serial Number: There is no information readily available for dating Fender amps by serial number but there are people working on it.DATING YOUR USA MADE FENDER ELECTRIC STRINGED Guitar for your Japanese or Mexican Fender Guitar serial number There was just an article in Vintage Gutar about dating Fender amps. There are many ways to validate the correct build date of your Fender amp. The Code on the tube chart of your Fender Amp is made up of two letters. As a result, there are a lot of amps out there that may look original, but are not. Greg Gagliano's exhaustive "Dating Fender Amps A push-pull pot was added to some amps in 1974. "PART #2 The chart below details Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to This date code consists of two letters.