Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Here's an example of the system not being quite perfect yet:

Serial number on my Yamaha SLG-100S BL silent guitar: HQJ207739

Here's the result:

Guitar Info
Your guitar was made in
Taiwan
on March 20th, 2010
Production Number: 7739

Almost all the data is correct, EXCEPT , the guitar is made in Indonesia , as stated on the guitars label and instruction manual. :roll:

Still, the update is welcome, and more of my guitars have found their date of manufacture. (Y)

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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Result on a Lord Player
Info
Your guitar was made in
Japan
on July, 1998
Production Number: 164
Problem is they stopped making that model in 1985!
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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balston11 wrote:Result on a Lord Player
Info
Your guitar was made in
Japan
on July, 1998
Production Number: 164
Problem is they stopped making that model in 1985!
Yeah, if it came up with 1978 , that would sound better. :?
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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The particular LP was only made from 84 for a year or so What seems to have happened is the dater took the first number 8 of the serial number which looks like a type of serial number only used in the 90s so my advice to anyone using the dater is only trust it if you have other evidence that the model is in the right date range. I have on my website a list of serial numbers found on LP and SLs I might run them through the dater and post the results on my web site when I get a bit of time.
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Now done that see results on my Lord Player Studio Lords page, mainly unrecognised and except for the one I previously mentioned generally logical. What's weird is that serial numbers which fit into the SG range so should be recognised are not.
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Yeah, still not perfect, but it covers about 2/3 of my guitars, and hopefully, it gets better. :roll:
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Balston11 earlier stated that 53 indicates 1978 being the 53rd year of Hirohito's reign. My SG300 pickups are marked 58 so I assume it dates my guitar 1983 . The pickup had a extra contact on the back so I added the grey wire and a push pull volume to coil tap my pickups .
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Hey Guys,

Came here hoping one of you would be kind enough to help me with dating my Yamaha guitar, I've read up about the structure of the serial numbers used but it's kind of confusing when numbers are then reused :? Everywhere I've turned has led me to a dead end, so I thought I'd ask the experts on here for some help!

It's an SG3000, made in Japan, and from the serial number (QLY0101) I've been able to establish that it was made in a year ending in 0, but which one is the question. Would anyone have any suggestions that could help?

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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Welcome to the forums CK :)

Yamaha serials are always a problem, even for the guys at Yamaha! So could be your guitar is May, 1990 perhaps? I'm sure some of the others will chip in here and I can always fire off a question to Yamaha about it :)
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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Citizenkaned wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:21 pm
the serial number (QLY0101)
Hi,

Could the last "1" be a "I"?

If so I would go for november 2004. "QL" would be "04" and the "Y" is 11 for november. Yamaha started this numbering system for MIJ guitars from 2002.

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Re: Guitar Serial Number Checker

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Thanks Saul and Leon!! I'll check that last digit out again!! I had just assumed that the last few digits were all numeric

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