He says the first two digits are the year code and that my guitar like his was made in late 1989 but like in automobiles, it is dated for the next year. Examples of Ibanez serial numbers on back of headstock Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the brand. I really wish I had a guitar like this when i was learning, I might have practiced more and been a better guitarist - but of course, there's time for that now as well once my 19 month old goes to sleep. Here is the breakdown courtesy of Ibanez Collectors World. New naming strategy for Prestige models Starting in 2014 a new naming convention was added for certain models in the line. Remember that everyone is a beginner at some point. That was the most perfect response to a series of questions I've ever received.Next
Hypothesis 1 Up to 9999 of the same Artist jazz guitars in one month? Either way can we be reasonably confident that this is not what the owner claims it to be? What is known is that this rubric is used by Ibanez to set the production date for warranty claims. Just a link does not help the cause. Without knowing that, it's either 1990 or 2000. Ibanez Guitars use a double locking tremolo system called the Edge and all its variants , its based off the Original Floyd Rose design but it is not a Floyd Rose. Steinros, your V300 Vintage series is 1987, February production, Tendura factory. That said, we may be barking up the wrong tree. Do not be fooled, these are not custom made, but are just a cool little inlay used for marketing purposes.Next
Comment manipulation edits made to conceal behavior is strictly prohibited. It's possible that J was used next to I in September. Both are almost exactly the same in features and quality. V7-8 Series — commonly found on Mid upper range to high end guitars. I am looking forward to learning more about my favorite guitars and plan to search this site indepth.Next
If you instead choose to pay monthly, the loan will incur interest at the rate advertised. Artcore range was never built in Japan. Wood control knobs and matching pickguard enhance the exquisite appearance of the Artcore Custom. The Metal Years and Beyond Note: For additional information and history on Ibanez guitars, please check Wikipedia. I've written up an app based on the info and I would appreciate it if you checked it out and gave me your input. Honestly, I don't think anybody really knows what the numbers mean.Next
If so, would these characters have been X, Y and Z? Anyways i have a question that was so important it got me to join. The rest of my guitars and other stringed instruments between 40 and 50 I guess are different brands. I assume that the L is the first character? What is more often interpreted wrong is: H90xxxx. It is believed that all Japanese-made models with this serial number format are produced by Sugi produces only a handful of high-end models for Ibanez. So now we know how to identify the year, how would we know what model? Hopefully I can get enough examples shown to cover everything that's made. Most other signature guitars employ a naming convention using the artist's initials followed with an M presumably standing for Model , for example see Paul Gilbert's.
But the main point is, just as JohnS explained, that the serial numbers of acoustics don't follow the same system as the electrics. If it got mixed up, somone would end up with a left handed guitar with upsidedown shark's tooth inlays and the small dots on edge of neck would not be visible to the user, they'd be on the bottom edge of the neck, facing away from user. That's 20,000 guitar less than in the old system was 12 x 9999. Until 1977 Maxon used 5 digit serials: 1st character is a production code 1,2,3, etc. This is why you have so many classic guitars in your collection these days.Next
Hope this helps anyone on the fence. All Japanese-built current production models are in the Prestige series. For one, every Rasmus guitar is Plek'd computerized fretleveling machine just like all Suhrs. In this time and economy where ever you are bang for your buck is important. They would represent the year. The arched top allows for added comfort while playing the guitar.Next
And after that, they used serial numbers without a C in 1997 for example. Owari Asahi is a city in the prefecture of Aichi. For example, if you have 1000 points, you can redeem them for a £10 discount on any purchase. Gotta go find a message from Dee. So Chazmo, it looks like your guess is right: 1994, March it is. Holland 42 None, except owning a few of their products and quite a lot of catalogues, starting 1988. According to Joe's listing this would be a dec.Next