What model is my bass guitar?



Asked by: Cody Larson

How do I identify my bass guitar?






Some have a lot more than that but a dean bass guitar you'll be able to identify it mostly by the headstock the headstock's the top portion of the guitar.

How do I find the model number of my guitar?

The most common place to find identification is on the headstock or on a label inside of the guitar, if applicable.

How do I identify my Yamaha bass guitar?

The first two numbers represent the year. The next two digits represent the month and the last two digits represent the number of the unit (serial number). The 29th guitar that was built in June 1980. In the short period of 1985-1986 a 6-digit serial number has been used but the month is not displayed.

Where is the serial number on a bass?

Some models will have the serial number on the back of the headstock. Some basses will have the serial number under the intonation screws on the bridge plate.

Can you look up guitars by serial number?





You can look up a serial number either in Gruhn’s Guide or run the number in the manufacturer’s database. The serial number itself will give you date information and the database will have a description of the guitar so you can check the specs of the guitar in question.

What year is my bass?

So find the first number on the chart that is higher than the serial number on your bass – your bass was made the year before that. Example 1: if your Kay Bass serial number is 25521, your bass was made in 1951. Example 2: if your Engelhardt Bass serial number is 88000, your bass was made in 2005.

How do I know what model Fender I have?

The serial numbers have been placed on or in the guitar in different places over the years. At the top of the neck plate, on the front or at the back of the headstock or on the cover plate of the vibrato (Stratocasters), or at the end of the heel of the neck.

How do I check my Fender bass serial number?

Where to Find the Serial Number on Your Fender Guitar?

  1. At the top of the neck plate.
  2. On the front or at the back of the headstock.
  3. On the cover plate of the vibrato (on Stratocasters)
  4. On the back of the vibrato cover plate (on early ’50s Stratocasters)
  5. At the end of the heel of the neck.

How do you read a guitar serial number?

For US instruments, the serial number will start with a letter. That letter indicates the decade. The second character will usually be a number. That number indicates the specific year.



That number indicates the specific year.



  1. S9 means 1979.
  2. E4 means 1984.
  3. N8 means 1998.
  4. Z5 means 2005.
  5. US11 means 2011.