Dating and seriel numbers for used ibanez guitars
;) This page is for dating Ibanez guitars built in Japan only.
See the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced elsewhere.
Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.
Well gang here it is the ultimate list on serial numbers from today to yesterday.
Now I know there are a few yawning out there but think of those who do not know how to read them.
For example, serial number 07100091 indicates a guitar built in 2007 (07), in October of that year (10), and that it was the 91st guitar made that month (0091).If you're trying to figure out what model something is from the serial number, figure out what year it is then go to the catalog library for the corresponding year [or year before or after] to find the model.Some models will never be found in the catalogs, that's just the way it is.In these eight-digit numbers, the first two digits signify the number of years since Takamine’s establishment in 1962.The following two digits denote the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.