Rickenbacker bass serial dating
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.
Example: PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.
2,968,204 for the single coil pickup patent awarded in 1961 under other for Jaguar, Stratocaster, Duosonic.
The only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck.
If the date is unreadable, it can also be written on the body under the pickguard or cavity form the pickups.
The code on potentiometers gives information about the manufacturer and the year and week when it is made.
Fender moved the serial number to the back in 1996. If you can not find a serial number (unreadable, worn of), you can approximate the age of a semi/electric guitar on the basis of the potentiometers.Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.