) : If you can tell me a site where this info can be found I'd be most grateful.
MZ refers to "Mexico Zero", that is any guitar made from 2000 onwards.
The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
I've looked at a number of sites, but I can't find a year of manufacture for a Fender Stratocaster made in Mexico with a serial number that begins with MZ.
(I presume this isn't MN and the N is on it's side??
Instruments made between 19 carry MN prefix serial numbers, with the M designating Mexico and the N designating the 1990s.
) If you can tell me a site where this info can be found I'd be most grateful.
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Dating a Fender Guitar by it’s Serial Number can be a little tricky.
In most cases you can only get a ball park range for your production date.
Over the years Fender used modular production techniques that may have resulted in a guitar that has parts from one year to another.