Most new titles after 1965 were printed by offset lithography.
My intent with this site is to educate those who are on the hunt for that last affordable vintage Fender Stratocaster.
Have a read through and hopefully you will pickup a few things to better assert yourself in the late 70's Stratocasters buyer's market. M = Model or Manufacturer O = Operator N = Neck configuration W = Week Y = Year D = Day Neck Stamps: MMNN*WWYD Example: 0900*3893 - Found on the very end of the neck heel, if at all, in green or dark red ink.
If the book doesn’t have a list all you can do is make sure that the date of the jacket is consistent with the format and design of the book (binding style, endpapers, etc.). Titles date a list by spring or fall of a given year.
The following numbers remain unchanged through more than one season: 225 (fall 1933-fall 1934), 271 (spring 1940; spring 1941), 334 (spring-fall 1948), 379 (spring-fall 1957), 388 (fall 1959-spring 1960), 415 (fall 1962-spring 1963).
Associate Professor Library and Information Science Program Wayne State University 106 Kresge Library Detroit, MI 48202 [email protected] © 1992-2005 by Gordon B. The Modern Library Dating Key may not be reproduced for any other purpose, commercial or noncommercial, in any format (print, electronic, etc., including posting on web sites other than Modern Lib), without written permission of the copyright holder.
Permission is granted to individual collectors to reproduce single copies of the dating key for personal use only, as long as the copyright statement is included.Some might go by the pot codes, but those could have been stock a year or more old by the time they were put into the newly finished guitar.Or perhaps the guitar was even assembled by various parts picked up over the years and is being passed off as "All original".Linking from other web sites to the dating key on Modern Lib is permissible.“First” statements on the verso of the title page were usually—but not always—removed from the plates after the first printing.ML titles printed by offset lithography before the mid-1960s include Norris, The Pit(1957).