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The raised “Fender” grille logo lost its tail around 76.There are exceptions to this rule like the the Bronco.Serial Number: There is no information readily available for dating Fender amps by serial number but there are people working on it. Circuit Code: In 1963 Fender stoped using model numbers to identify schematics and began using the model name and an assigned circuit number.These circuit numbers which are located on the tube chart can be usefull for getting a rough date on an amp.If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart. Of the amplifiers labeled "Twin Reverb" (opposed to Super Twin Reverb or Twin Reverb II), there are two eras.In the silverface era Eminence, Oxford, Utah and Rola were more often used and Jensen was phased out.Even at we struggle with keeping a correct amp and speaker model overview.
You may compare these with your own speakers to determine what you have.For example, if you find pots from late ‘64 and transformers from early ’65, you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1965.The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.Here is a cool link to a Vintage Fender Amp price history chart that tracks sales data for specific amp models by the month.Date Code: Wide panel, narrow panel, brown, blonde, and black face amps have a date code hand-stamped on the tube chart. The first letter translates to the year and the second to the month. Example: FG=July 1956, QA=January 1967, and a reissue CG=July 1992 EIA Source-Date Codes: Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stampted with a date code indicating who manufactured them and when.