Marshall amp serial numbers dating amps
The next one or two numbers are the month where January is 1 and December is 12. Example: AB763 = second revision, July, 1963 AA1070 = First revision, October, 1970 Misc Dating Info: Silver face amps with the aluminum trimmed grilles are from 67 or 69.
The fist Master volume controls were first installed in 72.
If you don’t have much experience (myself included, to be honest : P), I recommend asking help from the members here of the community.
Post a link of the desired amp on the “Ebay Watch Post”, so we can help analyzing it. I’ll concentrate on “how they sound”, “how they look like” and also “how to tell them apart”. It was made as a head and as a combo (known as the “Bluesbreaker” combo).
Here is a cool link to a Vintage Fender Amp price history chart that tracks sales data for specific amp models by the month.
ZZ = a number from 1 – 52 indicating the week of the year.Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.So if you find pots from late 68 and transformers from early 69 you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1969.The raised “Fender” grille logo lost its tail around 76.