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This retained the W prefix but gave the date on which the bass was completed.Under this system W30496 would be dated 30 April 1994, W7899 would be 7 August 1999 and W28601 would be 28 June 2001 - American cousins take note of the British date convention!
John Gustafson's fretted JG was next, JG1112 - he later returned for a fretless, JG1131.
Several basses have been listed on e Bay stating "Made by Ian Waller himself and signed inside..." as if this means that it should command a higher price for its rarity. All Wals will have been worked on by whoever was working in the Electric Wood workshops in that period.
Therefore ALL Wal basses built before Ian Waller died will have been extensively worked on by him - while it's nice to think that the signature on your bass is Ian's no such basses ought to command an elevated price just for the presence of his signature.1111.
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.