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Dating old fender amps

These numbers always begin with “EIA 606,” and are followed by three or four digits in various combinations.

The final line contains a date code of two printed or handwritten letters denoting the amplifier’s production date by year (the first letter) and month (the second letter).

Although the dates derived using the charts below will likely be a good approximation, they should not be considered exact.

All Fender amplifiers manufactured from 1990 to the present include a date code, printed on the quality assurance (QA) sticker on the back of the amp chassis.

In the table below, for example, a “CE” date code indicates a production date of May 1992.