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Guitar Serial Number Checker

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This serial checker supports Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Ibanez and Yamaha however not all serials will produce a result but it's a good place to start if you are trying to find out more info about your guitar.

http://guitardaterproject.org/default.aspx


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Oh well i tried it but my SG300 serial no came up blank .


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Serial numbers can be misleading thought Les, as I am sure you know. Yamaha like other manufacturers, often rotate their serial numbers every 5-10 years so it becomes hard to date some guitars using the number alone.


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Try emailing Yamaha customer support at Milton Keynes at Yamaha UK Customer Support <support_uk@inquiry.yamaha.com>; I found them very helpful


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does anyone know where to find serial number on aex500?


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tony99 wrote:does anyone know where to find serial number on aex500?

Back of the head between the tuners. :idea: :D

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Buzzard wrote:
tony99 wrote:does anyone know where to find serial number on aex500?

Back of the head between the tuners. :idea: :D

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wow, so it is, the wood's so light coloured I've never even noticed that before

thanks

edit - it's a 2002'er I guess


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Tony I don't think they made these in 2002 production stopped in 2001 and whilst they would continue to be sold after that they shouldn't have a serial number after that. Not sure about modern Yamahas but many Japanese pickups numbering system on the back will include the year on the old Yamahas it was the year of Hirohito's reign now it is the year of Akihito's reign starting with 1 for 1989 so 99 would have 11 on it 2000 12 2001 13 etc. Here's an example from an old Yamaha of mine where 53 indicates 1978 being the 53rd year of Hirohito's reign.
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balston11 wrote:Tony I don't think they made these in 2002 production stopped in 2001 and whilst they would continue to be sold after that they shouldn't have a serial number after that. Not sure about modern Yamahas but many Japanese pickups numbering system on the back will include the year on the old Yamahas it was the year of Hirohito's reign now it is the year of Akihito's reign starting with 1 for 1989 so 99 would have 11 on it 2000 12 2001 13 etc. Here's an example from an old Yamaha of mine where 53 indicates 1978 being the 53rd year of Hirohito's reign.
it's an AEX500NS, serial number checker gives it as either '82, '92 or 2002, the last one seemed the obvious choice

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Yes the NS makes the difference they were made 2001 to 2005 so 2002 makes sense.


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There is a chart for serial numbers of Yamaha guitars from the yamaha.com faq:
http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/mus ... s/802/4095


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frelonvert wrote:There is a chart for serial numbers of Yamaha guitars from the yamaha.com faq:
http://faq.yamaha.com/us/en/article/mus ... s/802/4095
Thanks for posting. have also saved it as a pdf as Yamaha have a habit of moving and/or deleting this type of information.

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Thanks guys. Now I can find that whenever I need it without sitting thinking "now where was that?"

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Yamahas:
SF500 Sunburst three colour Aug 1978
FZ1000 Black Sharkfin offset vee July 1986
SC400 red transparent 1982
YSG T1 in Trans Red July 1988 or 1989
RGX A2 White July 2005
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http://www.guitardaterproject.org/default.aspx ...... has been updated, now you can identify some of the serial numbers that used to give no result. :D
.............. there's still some numbers that come up blank. :?

Now it even tells you the manufacturing country. ((i))
:idea: HOWEVER :idea: If the system is in doubt, it tends to suggest Taiwan , which is not always correct. :/:

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Thank you Peter.


Yamahas:
SF500 Sunburst three colour Aug 1978
FZ1000 Black Sharkfin offset vee July 1986
SC400 red transparent 1982
YSG T1 in Trans Red July 1988 or 1989
RGX A2 White July 2005
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