Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.
I won’t get into the pros and cons of 1970s Fenders here, but instead, I hope to shed some new light on those weirdo neck codes.
An example of this type of neck code found on a Precision Bass is 529129B.
The strange and mysterious neck codes found on Fenders from 1969 – 80 have been all but ignored by the vintage and collectible guitar community.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that 1970s Fenders have, until recently, been all but ignored by the vintage and collectible guitar community.
This means two things for the owner of a 1969-80 Fender.
First, the chances of having an intact stamped code is about 50-50.