Dating fender guitars by serial number

i gave 300 bucks for it brand new and i want to know if i got a good deal.

i would also like to know what name these guitars are known by so i can reference them to others like it.

have 2 harmony guitars ...(same except for bridge) each has 2 strat looking pick ups body shape like cheap double cutaway melody maker trying to date collectible at all ?

Through the years, (as well as through several different owners of the Guild Guitar company), some historical documentation has unfortunately been lost or destroyed.

While there are some holes in the historical record, as well as a few anomalies, inconsistencies, and obvious errors in the dating charts, the information complied and presented here is the most comprehensive data we have available for dating Guild guitars.

Please refer to the guides before each chart for information on how to interpret the data.

The Guitar Dater Project aims to provide you with the information hidden in your Guitars' Serial number in plain English.

The aim here is to gather as much information about who made what guitars and for whom.

This data is then compiled and used to improve the guitar dating function of the site.

To your right you will see a list of brands that are currently supported. I have an Ibanez Custom Agent 2405 in a cherry red finish, which I bought new in 1976. 974-1975 model, with Super 70 pups (I have the original documentation), but would be interested in knowing which year it is.

No serial #, since it's pre-lawsuit, but there is a code "Y-12" stamped at the top end of the finger board under the E & A strings…any ideas?

Hi, I've got a fender p bass with a neck code of 0103 3814. It has the old style head stock decal (no serial number below "fender").

It looks old enough to be a 1971 but does the neck code support that date?

Thanks, Mark i recently bought a midnight blue fender strat and when i got it home i saw that it was made in korea. what is the difference between these and the american made fender guitar, and how much is it worth?