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In 1969, CBS-Fender began to implement a new type of neck stamp in place of the usual date stamp consisting of model code, month, year, neck width (e.g.8 DEC 65 B for a Duo-Sonic II with a 1 5/8 inch neck width).Again, a neck was stamped with either the new type of code or the old date stamp, but not both.

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For Stratocasters it is 22 and for Precision Basses it is 5.

The other three digits (320) are a mystery and perhaps are some kind of batch or lot number. Here’s our P-Bass again (s/n 277983) with the code 529129B.

The new code consisted of 6, 7 or 8 digits and was usually stamped in green ink.

An example of this type of neck code found on a Precision Bass is 529129B.

Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.

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