Fender Serial Numbers

We are always getting questions from our customers wondering about what year guitar they have....or wondering what year had what serial numbers on the neck plates. So....here you go!!  Please keep in mind, Fender has never been known to stick with exact serial numbers, so you may have a '54 Strat with a '55 number, it just depends on which bin the plate was pulled from and when in the year your guitar was made!

 

0001 to 6000 = 1954

6000 to 9000 = 1955

9000 to 16000 = 1956

16000 to 25000 = 1957 (some numbers during this year begin with a "0" or "-" in front of the serial#)

25000 to 30000 = 1958 (some numbers during this year begin with a "0" or "-" in front of the serial#)

30000 to 40000 = 1959

40000 to 58000 = 1960

55000 to 72000 = 1961

72000 to 93000 = 1962

93000 to 99999 = 1963

L- Style Neckplates (started in late 1962 to went to late 1965) 

L00001 to L20000 = late 1962 to late 1963

L20000 to L55000 = 1964

L55000 to L99999 = 1965

 

"F" Script Style Neckplates (used from late 1965 to mid-1976):

​100000 to 110000 = late 1965

110000 to 200000 = 1966

180000 to 210000 = 1967

210000 to 250000 = 1968

250000 to 280000 = 1969

280000 to 300000 = 1970

300000 to 330000 = 1971

330000 to 370000 = 1972

370000 to 520000 = 1973

500000 to 580000 = 1974

580000 to 690000 = 1975

690000 to 750000 = 1976