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Vintage Fender neck date code stamps 1962-1972

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Vintage Fender neck date code stamps 1962-1972 Reply with quote

Before I decided to post this, I did a search using the subject of this post and a ton of topics came up that all seemed unrelated to what I was lookong for.
Anyway, I found this sitting on my hard drive as a notepad document. For the life of me I can't remember where I got it from, so I can't give credit. I've tried looking it up again and couldn't find it anywhere.
The whole reason I wanted to look into it stems from one of my Mustangs has a number 21(unknown) stamped over the number 16(mustang). Does anybody have a source to fill in the blanks of all the model numbers missing below?
20, 21, 24, 25, 26??

*edit - Jim Shines website:
the internet wrote:

Fender Neck Codes 1962-1972

Fender began using a part code on necks rubber stamped on the end starting in April 1962. The Codes appear as such:
Example- 1 MAY 62 B
1 is a part code (not day of the month)
MAY is the month
62 = 1962
B= the nut width

The part codes are:

1- Jaguar 1962-1965
2-Stratocaster 1962-1965
3-Telecaster
4-Jazzmaster 1962-1965
5-Precision Bass
6-Bass 6
7-Jazz Bass
8-Musicmaster II, Mustang, Duo-Sonic II 1964-1965 22 fret 24" scale model
9-Musicmaster II, Mustang, Duo-Sonic II 1964-1966 21 fret 22 3/4" scale Model also found on '69 Swinger "Arrow/Musiclander"
10*- Coronado 1 and 2 and some 1966 Jazzmaster and Stratocaster necks
11-Bass 5
12-Electric 12 and Maverick/Custom model
13- Stratocaster 1966-1968, many 1966 Jazzmaster's too
14-Coronado 12
15-Jaguar 1966-1972
16-Musicmaster II, Mustang, Duo sonic II, and Bronco
17-Mustang Bass and MusicMaster Bass
18-Coronado Bass
19-Jazzmaster and Coronado 2
22- Stratocaster 1968-1972
23-Telecaster Bass
27-Villiager 12
28- Shenandoah 12

3/4- Musicmaster and Duo Sonic 21 fret small headstock first version 1962-early 1964

* Fender Jazzmaster and Stratocaster necks that have these codes have the appropriate full CBS headstock shape.
If you see one of these with a Coronado headstock shape, small Strat headstock shape, or weird hybrid of old small
and large headstock shapes, it is a reworked Coronado neck.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For reference, here is a (blurry) picture of the neck stamp:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe credit here? http://zeus.lunarpages.com/~jimshi2/neckstamps/fender_neck_codes_1962.htm Jim Shines homepage is great for this kind of stuff. http://www.jimshine.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kypdurron wrote:
maybe credit here? http://zeus.lunarpages.com/~jimshi2/neckstamps/fender_neck_codes_1962.htm Jim Shines homepage is great for this kind of stuff. http://www.jimshine.com/

Ahh, yer exactly right. I don't know why I couldn't find it again.
Thanks!
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