This guide can help you determine the If you’re unable to identify the approximate production year of your instrument using the above charts, several excellent books are available that contain invaluable and reliable information on the history of Fender instruments. They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various instruments and on Fender history in general.
You can order these titles through your local Authorized Fender Dealer.
I might buy this old gibson j45 but before I shell out the $ I want to make sure it's real.
In most cases, they'll help you date your instrument.
Michael Black has been a freelance writer based in South Central Pennsylvania since 2010.
On the inside of the sound hole on the neck block, the serial number is x955818, while trying to look it up I couldn't decode the number.