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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.
These are marked with EIA code “606” which is the company number for Schumacher.Working at FMI – I was able to interview a fellow (who wishes to remain anonymous) who worked at Fender in 1972-73 in the amp department.Although his job was somewhat limited, his recollections provided some really fascinating insights to how the amps were built.Clearly Fender wasn’t afraid to use incorrect parts when they were in a bind. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late 1959 and early 1960 so the existence of a tweed example, while extremely rare, is certainly plausible since Fender was making lots of tweed amps during the same time period.It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.
Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas?