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Fender then switched to a serial numbering on the neck plate for all models. Although Fender had already switched in 1954 serialized for all models on the neck plate, is the serial number at some Precison's still affixed to the bridge plate.
The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.
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.The changeover to the new owners can not deduce the serial numbers, because they continued the numbering at the same way.In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties.The 5 - digit serial numbers were preceded by a dash from late 1956 to early 1958 and between late 1957 and late 1958 some neck plates were double stamped, 6 digits outside and 5 digits with dash (different number) on the underside. From July 1964 it changed to a more modern looking gold "transition" logo and mid 1968 until 1977 they had the black "CBS" logo.The gold outline then appeared, and in mid-1983 the smaller silver logo appeared.