Some particularly influential factors in shaping one’s idea of manhood are race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.

Source: From an early age these messages work to shape individuals into boys or girls.

In addition to external sources, boys and men learn conventional gender roles from family and friends.

Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.

For example, if you find pots from late ‘64 and transformers from early ’65, you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1965.

If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are already familiar with the two letter date code used by Fender to date their Champs from 1950′s and 60′s.

But did you also know that you can get a good idea of the age of a tweed Fender Champ amplifier by looking at the code stamped on the speaker? The first three correspond to the manufacturer (several manufacturers supplied speakers for Fender amps in the late 1950′s).

The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.

If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.

Men who are oppressed in one or more ways within this structure embody “marginalized masculinities”, which are ways of being men that are seen as less than or ridiculed by more privileged men as a means of constructing their own identities as men.