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The raised “Fender” grille logo lost its tail around 76.There are exceptions to this rule like the the Bronco.Here is a cool link to a Vintage Fender Amp price history chart that tracks sales data for specific amp models by the month.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.
If your amp dosen’t have a date code, flip the amp upside-down and check the transformers, and speakers for their manufacturer codes.
The most obvious part to have clear date codes are the speakers in combo amps, since they are always made by specialized firms and need to have some kind of identification including a date code.
See our Buyer’s guide to vintage Fender amps for a guide and picture gallery of the known original speakers in the blackface and silverface amps.
Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
So if you find pots from late 68 and transformers from early 69 you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1969.
The term “American” speakers is wide and not a very precise term.