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These 1965 codes begin with the letter "O." The code for the year 1966 is "P." However, someone in the factory apparently forgot to switch the stamper from "O" to "P" in January 1966.Therefore, amps from January 1966 have the date code "OA" (A denotes January) in green ink.The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.

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I turned to the Internet to do some more networking which resulted in a major turn of events as I met two individuals who have become instrumental partners in this project: Greg Huntington and Devin Riebe.

Greg is a long time Fender collector who is very knowledgeable not only in the details, but in the circuitry as well.

The biggest tip off would be the control panels which brings us to interesting factoid #2.

After CBS bought Fender in January 1965, there were still plenty of control panels for various models that were in stock.

Dating Fender Tube Amps by Serial Number, Part I by Greg Gagliano Copyright 1997, 20th Century Guitar Magazine. Well, we'll get to good parts, but first a little background information is in order.

After reading Teagle and Sprung's excellent Fender amp book, I took them up on their challenge that maybe someday someone will compile enough serial numbers so that Fender amps can be dated that way. I contacted several Fenders collectors and dealers who were kind enough to supply me with data.These say "Fender Electric Instruments." Depending on the model the use of these pre-CBS panels have been observed on amps as late as August 1965, except for Champs and Vibro Champs which had foil stickers on the back the chassis.Fender must have had a million of these labels printed up since they appear on Champs and Vibro Champs well into 1966.Greg and Devin's experience meshed well with mine since I'm essentially the blackface/silverface amp guy (amps made between 19) in the group.Additionally, Greg and Devin also had data that they had been collecting from Fender amps for years. Everything is confidential, we don't make record of who owns what amp in the database.Neither the date nor the value can be determined from the serial number.

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