I can't seem to find the prefix "MX" on any of the guitar dater websites. Can anyone tell me if there is a dater somewhere and if so, could you post a link?Hey Chubby: My cousin-in-law has a burger joint in Ft. There is a reason why you can't figure out the year and that is because Fender hasn't listed the new serial number prefix for their 2010 - 2019 model guitars yet on their web-site .... I just purchased the guitar in June and, while I love Nashville's, I have already decided to go in another direction so, I have posted it FS and get questions about the SN. Never need to Ft Worth but, if I ever get there, I will have to check the burgers and R&R!
These serial numbers did not identify the country of origin in the body of the number.
Instead, the instrument’s country of origin appears on the decal on the back of the headstock, near the serial number.
Serial numbers are basically chronological, but there is some overlap in some years.
Before the later 1970’s Fender never expected the guitars to be collectable or for serial numbers to be important.
At least not while he was at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation.
Before 1977 Fender guitars hd a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate.Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990.Instruments made between 19 carry “MN” prefix serial numbers, with the “M” designating Mexico and the “N” designating the 1990s.The numbers for each year typically overlap, as there is always a transitional period between successive years and as necks that are made and serial numbered late in any given year are used on instruments assembled in the early months of the following year.A new serial-numbering scheme was adopted toward the end of 2009 using the number “10” as a prefix, followed by a space, followed by seven digits.Therefore, while helpful in determining a of production dates, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.