Dating fender amplifier serial number
However it’s unlikely that the transformer found its way immediately into production, so it’s a pretty sure bet that the a 1975.
It could be that another transformer reads 606602 which would make that component a 1976 make, thus the earliest the amp could be is a 1976.
Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.
The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.
I wish I could say that I figured all this out on my own.Another method of dating a tweed Fender Champ is by serial number.On my 1959 tweed Champ amplifier, the serial number is located right in front of the fuse cap.If the transformer was read from a silverface Vibro Champ we can deduce it was made in 1974 – almost…