Dating ibanez ad9

It consists of a letter, A - L, followed by a 6 digit number.

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- Cort serial numbers are denoted with a C prefix followed by either 7 or 8 digits.

I'm not sure what year the changeover occurred but using the formula it will be easy for you to tell.

- Under the old numbering scheme 1997 would show duplicate numbers to 1987 so the serial number was changed to the F and 7 digits, now the first 2 denoting year of production. The last 5 numbers will be the consecutive number denoting production count for the year with the caveat that each month will start at predetermined intervals of 3000 or 5000, etc. With production year beginning in November - 00000 - Shown as F for Fujigen in the examples above, other factories used that mainly produced the budget models were C for Cort [Korea], S for Samick [Korea], W for World [Korea], and guitars are also built in I Indonesia, China, and who knows where else.

These serial numbers are usually quite different from the MIJ numbers, have many extra digits because of the enormous volume of guitars produced, and I am not familiar enough with any of them to tell you how to figure out the dating.

160225 was a very odd plate number I came across on a Jem.

Most that I'm aware of are what I call 250k plates [25****] and current 2003' FP15th's have 260K plates [26****] meaning there have been over 10,000 Jem's made since they deviated from the serial plate numbering.

9=October, .=November, X=December) 4th and 5th character is the day of production (01 to 31) Although guitars already had serials from 1975, between 19 they used a 6 character serial on pickups: 1st character is a production code (1,2,3, etc., maybe related to different production location) 2nd character indicates the year of production (7=1977, 0=1980, 1=1981, etc.) 3rd and 4th character indicates the month of production (01=January, ...

12=December) 5th and 6th character is the day of production (01 to 31) , This old style serial number will either be on the neck plate or impressed into the back of the headstock.

A 7 digit number example - C5030567 - translates, 5 = 1995, 03 = 3rd month [March], 0567 = 567th guitar built in March 1995.

An 8 digit number example - C03114373 - translates, 03 = 2003, 11 = 11th month [November], 4373 = 4373rd guitar built in November 2003.

Here is the breakdown courtesy of Ibanez Collectors World.

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