Dating fender necks
On early Fender JV models, you will also find "MADE IN JAPAN" written very small under the Fender spaghetti logo on the headstock of the guitar.On later Fender JV models, the "MADE IN JAPAN" can be found on the heel of the guitar neck, just above the metal neck plate.
After hours of research the neck date does not mean the assembly into a guitar date.
Unfortunately, our records are not complete enough to provide precise dating information for many Fender acoustic guitars from the early 1960s through the 1970s and 1980s.
Although the tables below are as accurate as possible, serial numbers of these acoustic guitars have never been archived and are of no assistance when attempting to date these instruments.
The serial numbers do not reflect this change - Fender continued to make instruments using existing serial number schemes.
The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".