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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.We recently wrote an article detailing that rich history (which you can read here), but for those simply looking to figure out how old their Marshall amp is, we offer this shortcut.
This era saw the advent of Plexiglas panels (giving rise to the "Plexi" name) and four-digit model numbers.The same model codes from the previous section of this article still apply, although the model code "RI" is also seen for reissues. Starting in October 1992, Marshall moved away from stamped metal plate serials and began using stickers with a xx-xxxxx-xx format serial and a bar code. The sticker-based nine digit scheme lasted through July 1997.These serials are much easier to understand, as they don't include any model or date codes.Starting in July 1969, Marshall starting using official serial codes.They were initially broken down into three parts: the model code, the serial production number and the date code.