Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
Guitar amplifier dating by serial numbers - How To Date A Guitar Amp or Bass Amp By Serial Number.
There are a number of resources available online to help you to date your guitar amplifier or bass amp.
1947), making record players and battery-powered radios. The body was the squashed Strat with a lower horn slightly thicker than the Eldorados. The bridge/tailpiece assembly was covered in chrome.
Music instrument cases followed, and about 1949 or ? In about 1960, Alamo branched out into solidbody electric Spanish guitars, with the Texan. designs and the hyperbole in the catalog copy, I suspect these were mostly a complete overhaul in ? The sort of frumpy shape of the Fiesta gave way to variation on a groovy hybrid between a Strat and a Jazzmaster, with double cutaway horns, sort of squashed outwards. The Titan bass that year came in three finishes: Model 2593 in sunburst, Model 2594 in blond, and Model 2597 in cherry.
Other sources to date your amp may include serial numbers and overall look and visual components on the amp as well.
For example, the logo on the amp or materials used during a certain time period of production.
Note that each different period is approximately during each different ownership. Pre 1953 - These amps can only be dated by the EIA (Electronics Industries Association) codes on the speakers and other parts. This was a six-digit number like this: YMMNNN, which was the last digit of the year, month, and number of production.
Since there is a possibility of overlap here, cosmetics are a huge factor in determining the year.
This information original was found on The Unofficial Ampeg Page ( which appears to be dead.
I pulled this information from Google's cache of the site.
This month we wrap up our saga of the Alamo by picking up with the new guitar line offered in 1965. 5, Alamo basically divided its guitars and basses into three groups; the Professional Line, the Artist Line and the Fiestas. 5 Professionals included the Titan bass, the Eldorado bass and the Eldorado guitar.