10/24/2008Note: it mentions that hot-rod amps built 2002 and later no longer have a date stamp in the amp.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.
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Check out the picture from the '85/'86 catalog, on the catalog page, to see what I mean.
Also, this may have taken place earlier we just haven't been able to determine how much earlier.
I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.
Okay, I know you’re all just dying to skip ahead to the serial number tables but try to contain your excitement and read through the article first.