So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You're not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverb , and finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs.
Note the following headstocks:. The headstock on the right is from a CM Although the headstock shapes are different, there is no mistaking the inlay in the center. Although the inlays are different, the shapes are nearly identical. Once again, the "double diamond" logos are identical.