Dating and seriel numbers for used v series ibanez guitars
Note: A new Japanese vendor was enlisted in 2010 to help meet demand for the Geddy Lee and Marcus Miller Jazz Bass models.
Gibson has used various methods of numbering from 1900, so it is not simply based on the serial number to identify the year of manufacture..
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Take a look at the picture taken in my sauna and you will notice I am a creature of habit. The good folks at Fender compiled a list to guide us in the general build dates of these cool instruments. 2007 was another transitional year for Japanese-made Fender instruments, with the return to the “Made in Japan” country-of-origin identifier on the serial number decal.
001 to 499 appeared on the instruments built in Kalamazoo, 500 to 999 built in Nashville.
Even after the closing of the factory in Kalamazoo in 1984, this process was continued until 1989 in Nashville.
Another exception to the above rules is in the autumn from 1958, where a some Les Paul Juniors and Specials had a four-digit serial number. From 1970 to 1975, the 6-digit serial numbers randomly generated.
In a random sequence numbers were stamped on the back of the headstock. In 1970, the orange labels in the body of acoustic guitars were replaced by white with orange rectangular labels.
(After 5 9999 came 510 000) Evidently the production was high in 1956 because "6 9999" is exceeded.The electrical models were provided with a rectangular with black and purple triangle.It was also from 1970 "MADE IN USA" stamped on the back of the headstock.Exceptions: Some high-end models and lap steels from 1939-1940 have been added the letter A, to the prefixes D, E or F.Factory Order numbers with a letter from 1952 to 1961.