Guitar dating database
Note for guitars without a serial number Up to 1977 there was just a label inside the guitar with the last two digits of the year in the bottom right hand corner (see example on the right).
If you wish to know more about your guitar, please include a photo and any specific questions you may have through Customer Service. Your guitar's serial number is found inside the sound hole and up sharply towards the neck block (see example on the right).
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: ######.
Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1966-1985: 001-1042 in sequence Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1986-1990: Letter-####, like so: J7012.
Guitar amplifier dating by serial numbers - How To Date A Guitar Amp or Bass Amp By Serial Number.
There are a number of resources available online to help you to date your guitar amplifier or bass amp.
Rickenbacker serial numbers have been issued in a number of formats.Therefore, while helpful in determining a of PRODUCTION DATES, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little (if at all) throughout the lifetime of the model.213=unit number; and that last letter is an internal code. (That first letter is an “oh” not a zero.) The first letter is the year; O=1998. The three numbers are the unit number; this started over each month at 500, so unit number 21. Yamaha Music Craft, Made in Japan, 1999: Letter-letter-###, like so: PM222. The first two letters are the year; Q=0 and I=2, so 2002. Custom Shop, Made in Japan, 1997-2003: Letter-letter-###, like so: NK333.