Dating a fender jazz bass
It probably also says "Made in Mexico" somewhere in or on the amp, which also indicates it is one of the newer re-issue amps.
Only way to get the actual manufacture date for these newer amps is to contact Fender support and ask them about that serial number.
This guide explains the basic differences between Fender USA guitar serial numbering, and Fender Japan serial numbering.
Before the Fender Squier series were introduced in 1982, Fender were making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at their Fullerton California plant.
The JV and SQ guitars, as well as some of the E series, had USA parts (mostly pickups, switches, and potentiometers) that were shipped over to Japan to help speed up production while the new USA plant was being set up in Corona, California.
The early series are the most popular for collectors.
Hi Jek, Start by checking the serial number, here is a basic guide for you, once having established the serial number, post it and we will tell you if its genuine.
The following info will also help you determine if its a Fender Sqier number.