Dating fender output transformers

03 May

A00100 to A02000 – 1964 A01200 to A08100 – 1965 A08100 to A17000 – 1966 A16000 to A21000 – 1967 A20000 to A26000 – 1968 A25000 to A28000 – 1969 A28000 to A29000 – 1970 A29000 to A32000 – 1971 A32000 to A35000 – 1972 A33000 to A39000 – 1973 A39000 to A42000 – 1974 A42000 to A51000 – 1975 A51000 to A53000 – 1976 Export models had serial numbers that started with a “B” rather than with an “A”.

Transformer / Speaker / Pot Codes American-made electronic components of that era usually have codes to indicate manufacturer and date of production.

Deluxe**, Brown Deluxe**, Deluxe 6G3**, Blackface Deluxe**, Deluxe AB763**, Deluxe Reverb**, Blackface Deluxe Reverb**, Deluxe Reverb AA763**, Deluxe Reverb AB763**, Silverface Deluxe Reverb**, Deluxe Reverb AB868**, Deluxe Reverb A1270**, Deluxe Reverb A1172**, Deluxe Reverb with Volume Boost**, Deluxe Reverb II**, '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue**, Super-Sonic 22** Combo... Also, a great general purpose 8 Ohm output transformer for many 20W or "so" type amp projects as well...

They were made in three different sizes, 1×8" (one 8" speaker), 1×10", and 1×15".

They are all very rare today and few have survived.

The first amplifiers made in-house by Fender is the Woodie series, built in 1946 through 1948.

They included the Model 26 Deluxe, the Princeton, and the Professional.