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The case looks just like my other '70s era case, but no logo and has a red lining.All the parts, materials and dimensions are the same.After the Jaguar was taken out of production in 1975, vintage Jaguars became popular first with punk rock players, and then more so during the alternative rock and indie rock movements of the 1980s and 90s.Fender began making a version in Japan in the mid-1980s, and then introduced a USA-made reissue in 1999."Antique vintage guitars collector info" is the descriptive title. I would hate to lose it, as it is an invaluable resource. There are evidently some principle in [man's] nature, which interests him in the fortune of others and render their happiness necessary to him" Adam Smith "As through this world you ramble, you meet some funny men. Gary Davis This site was maintained by a self-described "private vintage guitar collector".Some rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen" Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. If anybody knows who he or she is, and has access to him/her, I would greatly appreciate your assistance.I never heard of that site, but you can often access old websites through the wayback machine at archive.
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
Fender, however, have not always been consistent and there are examples where it has been placed in different areas or simply omitted.
Because of this, neck dating is useful in roughly determining the age of a guitar, but it is certainly not definitive.
Modern fender part numbers are in the format PPP-MMMM, where PPP is the code for the manufacturing plant and MMMM is the number.
On Fenders the serial number traditionally appears at the butt end of the heel of the guitar neck.The url is disabled but the information is still available at his other website: He had a big guitar selloff back at the beginning of this year.