Dating a serial dater

19-Oct-2016 12:00

The last three numbers represent order of production on the day the guitar was made. ” To you folks, we offer the following: Several other serial number configurations used by Yamaha over the years.

Example: hm02316 = the 316th unit made on June 2 of 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, or 2001. If you still can’t figure it out, please see Yamaha contact info at the bottom of this page. Tenryu/Wada Factory, Made in Japan, 1969-1984: ######.

The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.

The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.

Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1966-1985: 001-1042 in sequence Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1986-1990: Letter-####, like so: J7012.

The letter at the beginning represents the month, so J would be March (see chart above). Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1991-1996: Letter-letter-###-letter, like so: HP213J. 111 is the unit number; and the final letter is an internal code. During 1999, they starting the count each month at 200 rather than 500. Tenryu/Wada Factory, Made in Japan, 1946-1968: #####.

Contact Gibson at [email protected] provide them with the serial number and a good photo or two of the guitar (2mb limit).

I want to verify the year of manufacture, whether it has a 60's neck and the color. Go to the Gibson site, and decipher it yourself, or call them. Necro answer - The Guitar Dater is merely a decoder that works by using known serial number formats and decoding them for you.

It's frequently not up to date on serial changes.

(Their numbering system began with “H” for 1.) The second letter indicates the month.

The first two numbers indicate the day of the month.

Contact Gibson at [email protected] provide them with the serial number and a good photo or two of the guitar (2mb limit).I want to verify the year of manufacture, whether it has a 60's neck and the color. Go to the Gibson site, and decipher it yourself, or call them. Necro answer - The Guitar Dater is merely a decoder that works by using known serial number formats and decoding them for you.It's frequently not up to date on serial changes.(Their numbering system began with “H” for 1.) The second letter indicates the month. The first two numbers indicate the day of the month. Gibson needs photos and the serial# for a proper ID.