Dating fender case
Again, a neck was stamped with either the new type of code or the old date stamp, but not both.To clarify, a neck would have one or the other type of stamp… It is not known why Fender used two completely different systems at the same time.
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.
The new code consisted of 6, 7 or 8 digits and was usually stamped in green ink.
An example of this type of neck code found on a Precision Bass is 529129B.
CBS-Fender used this neck code system concurrently with the standard Month-Year date stamp that had been in use since 1962.Both type of stamps can be found on Fenders made from 1969 through 1971.