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For models made between 1979 - 1981, the serial number will be on the front panel.Keep in mind that no reliable serial number information exists for pre-1969 Marshall amps, so if your amp doesn't have a number matching one of the formats below, it is likely pre-1969 and identifiable by features rather than serial number.From January 1965 to June 1969, model codes were used but no known serial numbers accompanied them.This era saw the advent of Plexiglas panels (giving rise to the "Plexi" name) and four-digit model numbers.The letter B was skipped, as were the letters I, O and Q since they might be confused for numbers.Use the model codes and date codes below to determine the model and age of your amp.The first Marshall amps were made in England starting in 1962.Production has continued there uninterrupted through today, though some lower-priced models are now made in China, India or Korea, depending on the series.
To find the serial number on your Marshall amp, start by looking at the back panel of your amp.
Marshall used letters as a date code to represent year of production.
It's important to note that, prior to 1984, this letter came last.
If the speakers in your Marshall cabinet or combo are original, they can provide another piece of evidence when determining the date of manufacture.
As many cabinets did not have official serial numbers before 1992, this can be especially helpful in dating earlier specimens.