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The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".Hence during 1985 to 1987, production of Fender guitars was only done in Japan, while USA Fender created a new factory in California. BUT note that the "E" and "N" series does sometimes appear on "made in Japan" models. In any case, if it says "made in Japan", then it is... Fender has recently (in the last 20 years) introduced LOTS of different serial numbers schemes, depending on the country the Fender was made (USA, Mexico, Japan, Korea, etc). Sorry, since I do not collect new Fenders, I don't really keep track of these things.For Stratocasters it is 22 and for Precision Basses it is 5.The other three digits (320) are a mystery and perhaps are some kind of batch or lot number. Here’s our P-Bass again (s/n 277983) with the code 529129B.Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.I won’t get into the pros and cons of 1970s Fenders here, but instead, I hope to shed some new light on those weirdo neck codes.
8 DEC 65 B for a Duo-Sonic II with a 1 5/8 inch neck width).The next digit denotes the year, in this case 9 = 1969.The next one or two digits denote the month, in this case 11 = November.Second, my data set for making conclusions is relatively small and therefore, subject to change as new information surfaces.However, the interpretation of the two date code systems appears to be relatively straight forward and the conclusions were confirmed by pickup dates and pot dates in most cases.