Dating gibson j 45 serial number
So 01= Jan 12=Dec 34335 it is from the Acoustic range So 00001 to 49999 are Acoustic Guitars, 50000 to 99999 are electric guitars and electric basses All 3 factories use the same serial number system China Production W=World Factory Z=Yeou Chern Factory Example Serial Number WX32149 W=World Factory X=October..wait it goes like this for the build months 1=Jan 2=Feb 3=Mar 4=Apr 5=May 6=Jun 7=July 8=Aug 9=Sep X=Oct Y=Nov Z=Dec 3=2003 2149= 2149th guitar built for that month.
So there it is peeps, this brings you up to date,if there is other stuff I have left out which I'm sure I might have like the Artstar Jazz Boxes with the H starting serial number...
I is Idda Gakki they made some AR300 models in the mid 1980's after Fuji stopped making set necks.
H is the funniest H7 is Terrada a comapy in Nagoya Japan that makes mostly Gretsch guitars, This was a disaster and they made H7 for 3 years on the serial numbers, H must have ment for Hoshino.
OK it goes like this..starting with Japanese built guitars: 1997 to Now F=Fujigen factory, 2nd & 3rd digit=year made(eg 04=2004) next 5 digits =month & build number Jan=5000 Feb=10000 Mar=15000 Apr=20000 May=25000 June=30000 July=35000 Aug=40000 Sept=45000 Oct=50000 Nov=55000 Dec=60000 So an example here is for a recent model with a Serial number F0330210 = Fujigen 2003 June 210th guitar built.
1984 to 1996 example serial number F232104 F=Fujigen 2=1992 as an example 3=March production So 1=Jan 12=Dec 2104 guitar built for that month 2104th made 1975 to 1983 Example serial number C800358 C=March So A=Jan M=Dec 80 = 1980 year of build 0358= 358th guitar built for that month.
They use the year then month like 8204 (April 1982) W is world this is actually a Korean not Chinsese Company. Was it stupid administrative/business problems or was the quality of the guitars affected?
There is also another Z that was on the Silver Cadet that was Woo-sin, that place burned down and so did the S&N factory. OK here is another different one JS1-serial# J000036, when was this one made? My assumption is that this is the 36th JS1 made but the rest dosn't match any of the other examples.
Indonesian Made Ibanez These guitars start with the following I=Cort Indonesia factory K=KWO factory J=Sejung factory The example serial number is K031034335 K=KWO 03=2003 10=Oct.
Lt Commander Roadster please fill in the missing blanks here If you have anything else please put it here so we can keep a uniform thread to be used by all as good reference guide.
I hope this is useful to all our new fellow Ibaneezer's who have joined the collective as of late. Also, what kind of guitars were made there and what years?
You can also spend around 0 for a decent molded plastic case that will protect your guitar relatively well. They probably make a nickel on that Big Mac but they make it up big time on the drinks at whatever drinks at Mc Donalds cost these days. If your local Gibson dealer was marking everything up equally to how it was marked up in 1962, that case would cost you close to 00 (figuring 16% or so of the purchase price of the guitar). In fact, if you consider inflation, that 0 vintage black case you just bought for your 335 has actually gone down in value since it was new. The guitar is up by 900% or so but the case is down by 25 bucks.
Or you can buy that 00 59 reissue and get the case for free. Well, it’s a good deal when you consider that in 1962, the cost of the case was more than 15% of the cost of the guitar. The inflation calculator says that 1962 case would cost 5.54 today. Just thought I would bring this up while I wrote my “year ender”.If you want to comment, please use the comment form on the post or photo.