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As a result, you will see some 1990 guitars bearing N9 serial numbers Year 2000 introduced the "Z" prefix serial numbers on US made guitars, which stood for the 0 of the new millennium.A Z0 prefix dates to 2000, a Z1 prefix dates to 2001 etcetera.The Japanese-made Fender guitars sold by Fender Music Corporation (Japan) have since been categorized as the "Japan Exclusive" series.In the late 1970s, Fender was facing competition from lower-priced Japanese-made guitars.The American Deluxe Series use the same dating code but add a "D" in front of the "Z", i.e. The following serial numbers are somewhat outside the more, well known Fender serial number schemes.If you have what you consider to be a somewhat "odd" serial number, please check the following chart to see if you find your serial number configuration here.
As you can see by the overlaps of numbers and years, the reference to the actual production date is rather loose. The numbers and decals are produced far in advance, and apparently, some N9 decals, (which were supposed to be used in 1999), were affixed to some instruments in 1990.The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1950 to 1964.There is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.Serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments through the years.They have been placed at the top of the neck plate, on the front of the headstock, on the back of the headstock, and on the back of the neck near where the neck bolts onto the body.