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This means two things for the owner of a 1969-80 Fender.
First, the chances of having an intact stamped code is about 50-50.
Again, a neck was stamped with either the new type of code or the old date stamp, but not both.
After March 1973, Fender dropped the old style date stamp and continued to use the new style, 8-digit code until sometime in 1980 when small adhesive labels bearing Month-Day-Year date stamps appeared in the neck pocket, pickup cavity and/or back of the neck.
An example of this is 02033923 found on a Jazz Bass.
From 1972 through about March 1973, this new system was used concurrently with the old Month-Year date stamp.
Both type of stamps can be found on Fenders made from 1969 through 1971.The strange and mysterious neck codes found on Fenders from 1969 – 80 have been all but ignored by the vintage and collectible guitar community.Perhaps this is due to the fact that 1970s Fenders have, until recently, been all but ignored by the vintage and collectible guitar community.Second, my data set for making conclusions is relatively small and therefore, subject to change as new information surfaces.
However, the interpretation of the two date code systems appears to be relatively straight forward and the conclusions were confirmed by pickup dates and pot dates in most cases.
Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.