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31 Dec

According to Tom Wheeler's excellent book about the Stratocaster, it may be that they had no factory after December 1984!So (example) the last few hundred Super Champs seem to have date codes from 1984 but there's anecdotal evidence that they were assembled in nearby Brea, CA in 1986.Could Fender make so many PRIIs, considering they were making another 13 amp types in the range at the same time?

) If your amp's serial number falls into the last 3 batches then your best hope of dating it is if you've still got the original speaker.

His info (he rightly didn't include details of the amps' owners) still represents about a sixth of my database.

As of September 2016 I've got info on over 1700 amps.

This in turn means that these 2 amp types can only be treated together for dates or production quantities when, as in this study, the serial number is all we have to go on.

(Fender did this chassis-sharing thing in earlier years, with the same implications for guessing quantities, as noted by Greg Gagaliano.) I estimate about 5500 were made in total.