The only way to accurately find the date is to remove the neck and check the date stamps on the neck and in the neck pocket of the body.
The only true way to tell, as quoted above is to take the neck off and look at the date, and the body date. Mine has 2 seperate dates, but has a 10/13/2006 Assembled date written inside.QUOTE]
i decided to not remove the neck on mine since it was built, from the 2nd production run in '05. funny enough i ordered it from the Zoo 1/05, they didn't get any of theirs until the 2nd run - mine came that Oct.
i want to keep that extra 5% that will evaporate when u hear that craack sound...a beautiful sound to some ears, but mine rings like a bell, not touching it yet.
Aha - I hadn't heard that about the first 100; just kind of assumed it was like any Fender with a neck plate serial number. I love this forum for things like this - always opportunities to expand your knowledge as well as share it.My contacts at Fender have told me only the first 100 neck plates were in the correct order of the instrument that came off the line. After that there is no order, they've seen guitars with a neckplate number in the 100's & 200's that were actually in the high 500's of production.
The only true way to tell, as quoted above is to take the neck off and look at the date, and the body date. Mine has 2 seperate dates, but has a 10/13/2006 Assembled date written inside. Suprisingly, my body and neck were built/finished really close to each other. I've seen some where they were built about 6 months apart from each other.
I heard the first 100 were made by Panamanian virgins clad only in bikinis made of the finest Burmese kitten fur, and who were subsequently sacrificed to the volcano gods so as to never reproduce them again. But, you know how much ******** is on the internet. They probably made more than 100 of them.Heard the first 100 or so were assembled in the custom shop. Anyone know?