Dating fender jazzmaster
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I took the specs 1958-1987 from the Vintage Guitars Info site and added some more info.
I found the general information on Mel Waldorf’s Jaguar & Jazzmaster pages (Mel's site gone, so I removed the link).
Fender guitars made before 1976 have serial numbers less than 6 digits and do not begin with a letter. There will likely be a square metal plate with three or four bolts.
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.
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