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First use the cosmetic features to get a range of possible years.Next, (if applicable) look for the date code on the tube chart.
Serial Number: There is no information readily available for dating Fender amps by serial number but there are people working on it. Circuit Code: In 1963 Fender stoped using model numbers to identify schematics and began using the model name and an assigned circuit number.Date Code: Wide panel, narrow panel, brown, blonde, and black face amps have a date code hand-stamped on the tube chart. The first letter translates to the year and the second to the month. Example: FG=July 1956, QA=January 1967, and a reissue CG=July 1992 EIA Source-Date Codes: Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stampted with a date code indicating who manufactured them and when.The code follows the format: XXXYY ZZ where: XXX = a two or three (possibly four on newer amps) digit number indicating the manufacturer.In 1990, Young Chang purchased Kurzweil Music Systems, a manufacturer of high end digital and electronic musical instruments, thus making their market even much wider.Present Day Manufacturing The company is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea and has more than 2000 full time workers who design and build their grand and upright pianos, as well as the Kurzweil Music Systems.