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The last two digits would refer to the week of the year i. An example would be: EIA would mean the 21st week of All Fender amplifiers, manufactured after include a date code on the amplifier.
This code is located on the "QA" Quality Assurance sticker, which may be found on the back of the amp chassis. The sticker is a Black and Silver label, which contains several lines for "sign-offs" at the completion of sound and electrical tests, where applicable.
The last line will have 2 letters of the alphabet either printed or written by hand. Good luck reading some of the hand written ones. These letters are the production date code for the amplifier. The first letter refers to the year, and the second letter refers to the month of manufacture.
You will need to get the date codes from the speaker frames, the potentiometer date codes, the transformer codes and as much other detailed information you can about the specs and features of your amp.
If you have a serious interest in learning about the history of Fender amplifiers, or if you just want to try to establish the year of production of your own amp, I recommend that you pick up the following book. Fender used speakers manufactured by the following companies: Jensen supplied all Fender speakers until approximately