Dating fender mustang guitars
To do that you will need to remove the neck from the guitar or at least loosen it enough so the date can be seen.
A new take on an underground classic, it stays true to the rebellious spirit that birthed rock ‘n’ roll.Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.If you have a Fender Jag-Stang use the Serial Lookup Tool in the Registry: Fender Jag-Stang Serial Number Lookup Tool For other Japan made Fender guitars see this page: Japanese Serial Number Dates and this japan page For those american made Fenders guitars see this page: American Serial Number Dates Mexican made guitars generally follow the following rules: ex MN812323 – the first 3 characters are whats important [M] = made in Mexico [N] = 90’s (Z means zero for 2000, etc…)  = year 8 = Mexico 1998 more examples…[MZ1XXXXX] = 2001, [MN4XXXXX] = 1994 Also see this page for Mexican serials For any fender, if you want the exact year you will need to check the date stamped on the butt end of the neck.But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
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The Mustang was, in a way, a collision between cars and guitars.
"New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.
Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.
Tonally flexible, the pair of Mustang MP-90 pickups have all the bite and pristine cleans you’ve come to expect from Fender pickups, with a snarly midrange and punchy low end that breathes new life into the traditional Mustang sound.