Serial dating is easiest for instruments made in the usa or mexico, but is also possible for those made in japan, korea, china, and indonesia for us instruments, the serial number will start with a letter. Jackson js, x and pro series guitars that were made from 2013 until present day feature a 10-digit alphanumeric serial number located on the back of the headstock or neckplate the first two number digits in the serial number identify the year the guitar was created. “n”-prefix serial numbers denoting the 1990s were introduced in 1990 the numbers and decals were produced far in advance, and some n9 decals (denoting 1999), were inadvertantly affixed to some instruments in 1990 consequently, some 1990 guitars bear 1999 “n9” serial numbers. Serial numbers with an “s” prefix denote the 1970s (signifying a cbs attempt to use serial numbers to identify production years) an “e” prefix was introduced in 1979 to denote the 1980s as seen in the overlap of numbers and years, even these references to actual production dates are rather loose.
Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture for all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture gibson solid body serial numbers gibson serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock years 1953-1961 use the first number of the 5 or 6 digit serial number. I have a jackson professional dinky std 1992 mij , the serial number is 914495 i have not been able to look online and even find one like this guitar the head stock reads jackson professional and the nut cover says dinky std. 1976 serial numbers 259996-260020 were also used 1991 c f martin & co begins using one set of serial numbers for guitars & mandolins.
Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the ibanez brand ibanez guitars have used serial numbers since the mid 1970s some sources say the practice started in september 1975, but serial numbers indicating production as early as october 1974 have been spotted. After that point, only custom rhoads guitars were given rr serial numbers any production rhoads guitars were considered usa models and given u0 serial numbers any neck-thru body guitar that was not a randy rhoads model was given a jnnnn number this included soloists, king v's, kelly's, concert basses etc. Jackson js, x and pro series guitars that were made from 2013 until present day feature a 10-digit alphanumeric serial number located on the back of the headstock or neckplate the first two number digits in the serial number identify the year the guitar was created for example, a guitar with the. Dating a gibson by factory order number (fon) gibson has historically used two different alpha-numerical formats to catalog its instruments: serial numbers and fons (factory order numbers.
All of our guitars have a serial number on the back of the headstock (or the neck plate on older guitars) the serial number represents the date and time your guitar was built, in a specific format please enter the full serial number, with dashes. Hi im new here, i'm looking for a site where i can type in my jackson serial # and find out when it was made, does anyone have advice thanks. Guitar (charvel/jackson) serial number i got a charvel guitar with the serial number: 257184, i checked out google but nothing comes out, except that all numbers starting with 2 come from 1992 but not sure if its true so anyone help.
No serial numbers are known except ones leading with a 6, so it is likely production of jackson guitars in taiwan started and ended in 1996 serial numbers for the mii js20s are also 8 digits long with the first two digits corresponding to the year (96xxxxxx = 1996, 99xxxxxx = 1999, 00xxxxxx = 2000, 04xxxxxx = 2004), js20s are still made in india (as of 2010. Aria guitars manufactured after 1987 became quite specific, with serial numbers identifying the manufacture date with the first two digits and the week of the year with the third and fourth digits a serial number beginning with 8910 likely means the 10th week of 1989 locating and dissecting the serial number is a great first step in identifying the manufacture date of an aria guitar while not always exact, the serial number is a useful tool. Not having much luck verifying this jackson guitar, has serial number 9850661 been told it is a japan dk2 any get the guaranteed low price on the jackson js32 randy rhoads and more jackson js series guitars at.
A jackson guitar is dated by cross-referencing the serial number with the product dating reference chart the serial number is generally found on the neck plate on bolt-on neck models and on the fingerboard of the last fret on neck-through-body model guitars, and the manufacturing product date and manufacturer location are based upon the serial number. /r/guitar welcome to r/guitara community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment please take a moment to read the rules and check out the faq/wiki before posting please remember we are a civil community. Later serial number plates (serial numbers 6100 and up (approximately) had the original postal address, po box 245 san dimas, ca address these plates were phased out when jackson introduced a new 3d (raised lettering) plate similar to the original san dimas era plates (chrome over black as opposed to gold over black) in 2005.
Other guitars that d’aquisto built had their own serial numbers serial #0372j on models with rounded edges and no jackplates seven guitar serial numbers are follwed by the letter a d’aquisto and an lb70 bass built in 1998 has a serial number of 63094. Jackson pro (by jackson, 1990) for years the only way for some of the world's best guitarists to get their hands on a jackson guitar was to custom order it from the factory, and many of you still do (see page 50) but now there's another way. Jackson js, x and pro series guitars that were made from 2013 until present day feature a 10-digit alphanumeric serial number located on the back of the headstock or neckplate the first two number digits in the serial number identify the year the guitar was created for example, a guitar with the serial number icj1500001 was made in 2015.