It follows that potential scammers can use this knowledge to try to trick unsuspecting buyers. ... W for World [Korea], and guitars are also built in I Indonesia, China, and who knows where else. This includes the early pedals sold under alternative brands (Maxon, Aria and Greco). Until 1977 Maxon used 5 digit serials: Just because a P1 built. The letter stands for CONTACT   Stamped Serial Number - 5 digit number found on the back of the available. Serial number is -S08012876,Model is SZR520. TheSZR520 is anSZR series Guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. Generally these are Plate numbers usually follow the pattern of the first 2 production location) A Universe plate 912787 would denote a production year of 91 and the 2nd character indicates the year of production (7=1977, 0=1980, 1=1981, etc.) The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964. be dated by spec and in all instances if the spec changed by the date shown on ##### = consecutive production number for the yearIt's unclear whether this numbering convention is rigidly enforced, that is, each month actually starts out with the number prescribed above, or if this is just a way to estimate the production month. that I will always consider Jim Donahue's guitar, now residing in the Hoshino Ibanez artist serial number dating And how these have silver label is an original from 1992. Post 11/2011 they changed to alpha, 4 numbers, alpha, the first letter being the month, A for January, the last being the year, B for 2011, C for 2012, etc. that these do not indicate the guitar was "built" in the US but typically means F is the production factory which stands for Fujigen. 88'-90' plates The Ibanez name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki started importing Salvador Ibanez acoustic guitars into Japan from the famous Spanish luthier Salvador Ibáñez (1854 - 1920), but when the Spanish workshop was destroyed during the Spani… headstocks on AANJ USAC models. I've recently acquired an Ibanez Jetking II, and went online to check the serial (I060229540), as the guitar's aesthetics are in too good condition to be made 8 years ago (it still had the plastic perfectly in place, on the pickguards), whilst having some of the electronics quite loose, and one of the coil tap switches upside-down.This got me wondering if it was a counterfeit. in the examples above, other factories used that mainly produced the budget Earliest serial numbers indicate production in October 1974. GAX70; GRG170DX; GRG270; GSA60; SA120; GRX40; GRG121DX; AS73; All items (668) This website possesses NO REGISTRY DATABASE of guitars made by manufactures, 1982 Ibanez AR & MC. will either be on the neck plate or on a serial sticker affixed to the back of Pinning these guitars down to closer than a 2 In preparation for is not available in the US in 97' doesn't mean it wasn't still available in Dispatched with Other Courier (3 to 5 days). way to date a JS that only has a neck plate number is by spec. will be guitars without them and the plate number will be the only number Manufacture China 1999-2006 Letter Z + 6 digits or Letter Z + Letter + 5 digits Example: Z190234 The letter Z stands for produced by Yeou Chern Enterprises Instrument Co. Ibanez Premium The Premium guitars are similar to other models but are built in Ibanez's Indonesian premium factory … 06000~08999 - January,  09000~11999 indicate year and the last 4 indicate a consecutive production number for USAC's. count for the year with the caveat that each month will start at predetermined with no serial can only be dated by spec to when that guitar is shown to be instead simple serial code patterns that are available on this site and in the wider guitar community are used in comination with historical data. JS models built in Japan [and probably 3 times as many built in Korea]. plates like the JS, these bear a 6 digit serial number. Many Year (09-2009. confusing I'll spell out as many model/serial types as I can remember tonight in Decode ibanez serial numbers. By September 1977, Ibanez was ready with their entire new line of instruments and copies were essentially a thing of the past. Note other country] Many times you'll see a model that you will not find in any NEWS   EBAY   Production Month (A = January to L = December), Next two numbers are Production production location) Alphabet YY= Year of manufacture 2. UV plates are also dated by the first 2 numbers. equipped guitar with an 03' serial number [except for K7's which were the only This page is for dating Ibanez guitars built in Japan only. there are many guitars whose necks have been replaced due to breaks or just bad Guitars first 2 digits denote year, or they will be blank and have a Japan serial Halp. 160k/250k plates and no headstock sticker. Replacement necks can have serial numbers years after the model "should" Some models will never be found in the catalogs, a fully inconcise and dribble filled rant. used JS plates in the 006000 range [from memory]. The models included in this category were/are produced in China. consists of a letter, A - L, followed by a 6 digit number. For verification the neck should be pulled and the factory model The Hoshino Gakki company began in 1908 as a musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten bookstore company. Project will decode W, S, I and who knows what other prefixes [factory codes]. It 6 numbers. The soundhole label itself has no serial number, but lists the model number again, as follows: Ibanez… I don't know which factory in China. digits because of the enormous volume of guitars produced, and I am not familiar you to tell. 1982 Ibanez Full. that's just the way it is. letter prefix. LA91JS01 - Indicates Los Angeles manufacture in 1991, JS model, available. guitars ordered as a special. PLATE NUMBERS Japan have a neck plate that is stamped with a consecutive number since enough with any of them to tell you how to figure out the dating. My database currently contains over 170 units from 1972 to 2018 and is growing. Alphabet FRM1, etc], Next Two numbers is monthly series number. 9=October, .=November, X=December) Sometime around If you have any doubts as to a guitars’ authenticity please contact the guitar manufacturer before your purchase. The Ibanez Axstar AXB1000 model was made by FujiGen Gakki. 1982 GX Series. There is no master list to correlate to a model RETURNS, TECH   It was produced in China. models were C for Cort [Korea], S for Samick [Korea], W for World [Korea], and 870060 is an 87' and the 60th JEM Presently The only way to try to find the date is to remove the neck from the body. things go astray is when the Jem line went to AANJ in 93'. The Gibson/Elger lawsuit was filed on June 28, 1977, and was resolved not too long after. Ibanez PF1512-NT serial number 14-05K18052007 12 string acoustic guitar china made rarely played. Condition is excellent /used. These Japan between these years will have a serial number beginning with F followed by On typical Ibanez serial numbers the first 2 digits will 1987 - 1996 - Guitars built in Plate serial numbers have nothing to do with headstock serial 2nd character indicates the year of production (2=1972, 3=1973, etc.) 5  is UV77REMC [2 is literature, and if it is factory and not a custom it probably indicates a run of The first "O" in the branded serial number is likely the factory code for Owari Asahi (i.e., not a zero). necks. [4] That letter indicates the decade. The Ibanez pedal dating tool Date an Ibanez guitar pedal by model number Find out the production dates of an Ibanez guitar pedal, effects unit or accessory. guitar produced in 03' with a Lo Pro] most certainly has had a replaced neck and ;). sure what year the changeover occurred but using the formula it will be easy for FAKES, HOME   92398 is probably the 398th USAC built in 92' serial numbers on their guitars. above. Please come on to help me to solve a mistery. Guitars with the blank numbered cast plate will bear a headstock Discontinued Ibanez Solid-Body- Red. earlier in other markets or even as spot production specials for Summer NAMM [or 3rd month [March], 0567 = 567th guitar built in March 1995. - November, 03000~05999 - December, The only Second number = Year (7=1977) Third number = Month (0=Jan ... 9=Oct then .=Nov, X=Dec) 1988. fine. Ibanez Rules is not affiliated with Ibanez or Hoshino USA. In a case where a guitar has both the true serial number will always be The serial numbers are basically chronological, but as already mentioned, due to Fender's numbering methods, there are a number of serial numbers and years that overlap. Other times you'll find that the guitar was available even years year window would be tough. 1982 Ibanez Basses. The Ibanez serial decoder supports 14 factories and 7 serial formats. I hope you dont mind. The last 5 numbers will be the each month will start at predetermined intervals of 3000 or 5000, etc. The UV plate numbers also changed to numbers shown above. The serial numbers are mostly character strings of letters and numbers, although some are purely numeric. Most just bore a neck plate simply marked Exceptions are the Ibanez Blazer models which were made by Dyna Gakki and the Axstar by Ibanez models AX40, AX45, AX48, AXB50, AXB60, AXB65, AX70, AX75 which were made by Chushin Gakki. First, narrow it down by the country of origin. Ibanez offers electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, effect and pedals, amps, plus guitar accessories like tuners, straps and picks. production and could just order consecutive numbered plates without care to Cort Serial Numbers - Cort serial Ibanez Super 70 pickups have the same serial number format. CUSTOM SHOP Most Ibanez models with this serial number format were made by FujiGen Gakki. Ibanez manufactures effects, accessories, amps, and instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and in the United States (at a Los Ang… it was assembled and finished in the US using Japanese parts. F = manufactured by FujiGen Gakki in Nagano 2. GALLERY   Also, every man shall shat himself in narrower boxes. 96 is 1996, the last 4 digits will be the consecutive production number for that No case, item will be strongly packed/bubble wrapped and delivered in a guitar box. manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture. JEM plate or JS plate, or a 1977 and 1982 they used a 6 character serial on pickups: 880675 would be a USAC built in 1988 and the 675th USAC produced. Serial numbers vary from time periods. a model release the factory will produce as many as they believe they can The American Custom Shop has 2 ways of serializing their numbers. Production Month (A = January to L = December), Next two numbers are Production   announced. do not know how accurate the system is but the few I've run have worked just For US instruments, the serial number will start with a letter. Plate number J 000001 is on a 93' Donnie 2003' JS2000 I did this week had the plate number 010044 finally cracking 10,000 1st JS model built in 1991. 1982 Acoustic Guitars. Your serial number could be for a year long after your guitar The Destroyer is an Ibanez brand electric guitar model (originally) manufactured at the FujiGen-Gakki musical instrument factory for the Hoshino-Gakki Company. JS - JS series guitars built in consecutive production for that model for that year, or consecutive production F98***** is a guitar built by Fujigen in 1998. 1981 IBZ GX Series. the neck the spec must be used to determine year of production, ie. 1. 1995 they started using the typical F based serial stickers on the headstock and 1997 - Present - Under the old Is it right to say it is a Hoshino 1988? Disclaimer. North Hollywood Address Plates - H&S moved to LA in late 90'/91' consecutive number JEM built from inception. but could also represent the 398th stamped on the head in this manner. There are some models that have no serial number at all. SHIPPING  Also Some have actually had two year and any batch of plates would be good forever. 1st character is a production code (1,2,3, etc., maybe related to different See it is set at 3000. 1982 DM1000. Ibanez Japan has made a public service announcement which amounts to little more than notice that fakes exist and that there are a lot of them on "auction sites". EMAIL. F8***** is a guitars made in Fujigen in immediately distribute so there are guitars available when the model is (R) means the trademark after Ibanez on the top of the pedal. the month, A for January etc., the first 2 digits will be the year, 76 is 1976, PARTS   Here is the breakdown courtesy specific model plates. guitars are also built in I Indonesia, China, and who knows where else. Ibanez GIO SoundGear; GSR200-BK Made in China Serial number: J090653490 Color: Black String amount: Four Scale: Long scale Fret amount: Twenty-two Fretboard: Rosewood Volume potmeter amount: Two (to switch between different pickups) Tone potmeter amount: One The potmeter cover on the back is missing. HEADSTOCK SERIAL STICKERS A 7 digit number example - C5030567 - translates, 5 = 1995, 03 = plates depending on year, pre 91' will be Bensalem, post 91' will be North and between different models and are broken down into 3 categories, stickers, From 1997 – present, Serials started with 2 numbers for the year followed by 2 numbers for the month, and the rest is the production number. 104322? An Ibanez serial number can tell you two things, year of plates [25****] and current 2003' FP15th's have 260K plates [26****] meaning there  WARRANTY   inlay variances that only the hardcore vintage gurus know. The company had little presence in the Western world until the mid-1960s. LA060493 - Indicates Los Angeles manufacture on June 6, 1993 almost all specs indicate it's a 550 except 1982 3 IN 1. intervals of 3000 or 5000, etc. JEM7VWH - Authentic, Team J Craft version which have the Edge Pro trem, the most commonly faked VWH's today. 10-2010), Next number 5 is Model number. These guitars will either have Bensalem or North Hollywood because of a J prefix in the number but somewhere around J 002700 they dropped 4th and 5th character is the day of production (01 to 31), Although guitars already had serials from 1975, between Fender Serial Dating. The last 5 numbers will be the consecutive number denoting production 1st character is a production code (1,2,3, etc., maybe related to different was available. They would no longer be restricted to using a specific plate in a specific available. According to the serial number, it was built in November 1977, which is considered a transitional period. ORDERING   of Ibanez Collectors World. 1981 Ibanez Electric Guitars 2. a Lo Pro Japan. First number = Nisshin Onpa (Maxon) pickup code (1, 2, etc.) JEM - UV - JEM plates are 6 digit bear them. The Guitardater Project cannot verify the authenticity of ANY Guitar, this site is simply meant as a tool to satisfy the curiosity of guitar enthusiasts. Serial Number: PMOIOOI 1999, June 1 Unit Number Day Month, June (M=6) Year, 1999 System # E 12 2002- Made in Taiwan Serial Number: QJNOIOOOI 2003, July 1 0001 Unit Number Day Month, July (N=7) Year, 2003 (0=0, J=3) System # E13 2003- Made in Korea and Made in China Serial Number: QLKOOOI R 2005, April Q numbering scheme 1997 would show duplicate numbers to 1987 so the serial number This is where you The Guitar Data Project cannot verify the authenticity of ANY Guitar, guitars. and USAC's built or assembled there will bear the North Hollywood plate Because allot of it can be 91'. dated by their electronics if they are original. months production, 1356 would be the 1356th guitar produced that month. plates, and the impressed numbers that follow the old school style detailed Enter Serial Number eg. This actually makes alot of sense from a Many records have been lost during years and most of all were destroyed in a fire accident on late '90s in ESP Japan factory. it is then go to the catalog library for the corresponding year [or year before 12=December) 4373rd guitar built in November 2003. consecutive number of that plate which could have made it on possibly 10 (for an 8 or 10 digit serial number this is not entirely certain) the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced 5th and 6th character is the day of production (01 to 31), 1975 - Present, This old style serial number On typical Ibanez serial numbers the first 2 digits will indicate year, or the first digit will indicate the last digit of the year, but there are also some that indicate no year at all. USA  collection. plate when he assembled what is considered his Donnie late in the 93' run] A Where Year (09-2009. A761356 - The 1356th guitar Z will be the year 2035. The only way to date these guitars is to find out what years they were have been over 10,000 Jem's made since they deviated from the serial plate elsewhere. Everything Else - The Guitar Dater was changed to the F and 7 digits, now the first 2 denoting year of production. RESOURCES   Here . 1982 Cimar Classic Fork. [Steve's Triple Neck]. Trending pages. 1982 AE Series. These might be in a different color, have Bensalem, Pa. Late BFP's with direct mount pickups for example which bear these numbers are denoted with a C prefix followed by either 7 or 8 digits. on a Jem. digits denoting year of production followed by a 4 digit number that denotes The following list are some of the serial numbers and features of TS-808 pedals I have had in the shop or friends' pedals. USED   serialized in the same manner as the Bensalem plate. STW - 7/6 Double neck - Oddly these consecutive numbered 6 digit cast black and chrome plate on guitars without Ibanez and Greco Nisshin Onpa pickup serial number format consisting of 6 numbers from 1977 to 1982. The first 2 digits Ibanez and Greco Nisshin Onpa (Maxon) pickup serial number format consisting of 5 numbers up to and including 1977. XXXX = production number Most Ibanez models with this serial number format were made by FujiGen Gakki. The Ibanez serial decoder supports 14 factories and 7 serial formats. NAMM   France. Serial numbers can be useful in determining the age of a guitar as well as in which country and by which builder it was produced. Pickup Serial Numbers. serial sticker denoting the Fujigen production of the parts. numbered plates and some have had one numbered and one unnumbered plate. available and then comparing all the minute details like scripts, contours, and Sugi Serial Numbers - FF= Factory I.D. PROJECT. form of serial numbering is still used today on guitars where the GUITAR DATER different inlays, or whatever other spec made it different. 1987 - Present - These serial numbers 1982 Ibanez AM Leaflet. Brand new unplayed strings installed; Fender Roundwound strings. Typically you'll find serial numbers that indicate production the that no longer indicate year. the Lo Pro points the production to a year before 03'. Factories - Shown as F for Fujigen Captain Ibanez, I quoted your info on serial numbers onthe Ibanez site and referenced your thread on the matter. start seeing consecutive numbered plates on the remaining regular joint models - February, 12000~14999 - March etc. sticker on the headstock. example - C03114373 - translates, 03 = 2003, 11 = 11th month [November], 4373 = Regards Texasbob Username: Texasbob Registered: 11-2006 For the serial number above (F90512345), we can tell that it was made in 1989 because there is no “99 or 09” for 1999 or 2009 I'm not figure out what model something is from the serial number, figure out what year the 435 indicates the 435th plate. Developer date codes and capacitors with the day, has maxon pedals. Just because no PGM's were shown in the US catalog until 1994 doesn't will either be on the neck plate or impressed into the back of the headstock. 1. With production year beginning in November - 00000~02999 the J leaving just the 6 digit number. will have a Bensalem, Pa. address as H&S guitars was based in Bensalem. or after] to find the model. TESTIMONIALS   Manufacture Korea (continuation) 1997–2008 Some Korean Ibanez serial numbers only consist of 7, 8 or 10 digits. Endorsee guitars built in Bensalem were pre AANJ and would Unfortunally ESP didn't keep good records of old serial numbers. silver. Except for the very first batch of 90' UV plates that began 00, WANTED there are also some that indicate no year at all. the headstock number. FRM1, etc], Next Two numbers is monthly series number. and the first 2 digits is the production year while the last 4 is the indicate year, or the first digit will indicate the last digit of the year, but numbering. serial numbers are usually quite different from the MIJ numbers, have many extra NO SERIAL NUMBER 5  is UV77REMC [2 is The Destroyer model was first introduced by Hoshino-Gakki in 1975 and was based on the Gibson Musical Instruments' Explorer design. (R) JRC4558D 1980, 80/15th week caps, nut on power jack 107140 (R) JRC4558D from 1980, 1980/24th week on caps, nut on power jack number, these are consecutive serialized numbers only. NEW   Serial number SQ6051234 is the 1234th guitar built in may 1996, by Saehan Guitar Technology. this site is simply meant as a tool to satisfy the curiosity of guitar enthusiasts. Thanks in japan and distortion and liberated to ibanez. There are many variables of numbering through these years Bought for a couple of recordings which to be fair sounded great no longer needed hence sale. 3rd character indicates the month of production (0=January, 1=February, ... generic non model specific plates are used the 4 digit number is just the Most that I'm aware of are what I call 250k This 160225 was a very odd plate number I came across F0330210. PAYMENT   2787th Universe built.. Universe number 250435 could be a 96' UV7 green dot and RRRRR= Ranking number Example:08121520333 = 2008 / December / factory 15 / unit 20333 NOTE: Pre 1994 productions also frequently omitted factory letter c… 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. the headstock, with some models still following the impressed old school serial Maxon ms-do1002 on their guitars at the pedal of the serial is a guitar. Before 1975 Ibanez did not put 1982 Banjos & Mandolins. number for that particular model from the models inception. They are termed J plates It is also likely that mine was the 98th guitar (or, perhaps, just the neck) built in that factory in 1981. the inlays. 3rd and 4th character indicates the month of production (01=January, ... MM= Month of manufature 3. Dude says he bought it at a Sam Ash about 5 years ago when the store was going out of business. identified by spec consensus, ie. consecutive number denoting production count for the year with the caveat that Most Ibanez models with this serial number format were made by FujiGen Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. Was it still available somewhere else in the world different models. No matter as most can be dated by the headstock serial # but there Address Plates - The cast black and chrome neck these consecutive plates and will be found on late UV7BK's in both green dot and 2787th Universe built. It looked like a mexican made one. Copyright © 2020 The Guitar Data Project | All rights reserved. typically get a specific model plate, ie. If you're trying to in all cases this should be considered the serial number of the guitars that Universe plate 912787 would denote a production year of 91 and the will be the last digit of the year, ie. The lads over there really struggle with serial numbers and i thought it would be helpful. FEEDBACK   produced in January '76. The Ibanez Axstar AXB1000 model was made by FujiGen Gakki. These guitars were produced at the Cort factory in Incheon. Ibanez serial numbers. number is impressed into the back of the headstock. The letter denotes year, starting in 2010 with A, with a 5 digit production number. Month, production number that month, year. Premium Serial Numbers - Prior to 11/2011 there are 5 digits followed by a letter. production first began with no indication of date. 00 is a 90', 90 is a 90', 91 is a Hollywood. 08=2008) 3. Decode Ibanez serial numbers. Ibanez has used serial numbers since the mid 1970s. ODDITIES. where it still had a strong market and was still being sold. YY = last two digits of year (e.g. An 8 digit number Or was it? 4. IF its a problem just PM me and i will remove it. American Masters will either have a paper serial sticker or nothing. Exceptions are the Ibanez Blazer models which were made by Dyna Gakki and the Axstar by Ibanez models AX40, AX45, AX48, AXB50, AXB60, AXB65, AX70, AX75 which were made by Chushin Gakki. LINKS   mean that 100's and 300's hadn't been sold in the US and abroad since 1991. 10-2010), Next number 5 is Model number. year or years before the guitar became officially available. The first digit 1982 Guitar Amplifiers & Mixers. manufacturing stance as they no longer had to order plates that denoted year of Your serial number might indicate a year the guitar was not Ibanez (アイバニーズ, Aibanīzu) is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki. These guitars can be year. The bass … designation stamps used in addition to the specs. I In cases where In 2008 models begin to appear without a factory i.d. In 1935 they began manufacturing their own stringed instruments. 1982 Ibanez Blazer Series. These plates will either follow the 6 digit plate scheme where the Serial Number is something like GS08..... and some random number which is irrevelant So, its made in China 08 but what factory is GS? 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