Hi Paul Thanks for your message. Hello, I just got my fg-410e and i am confused about the dating, since you showed so much knowledge about it i would appreciate your help if you could maybe give me some more details about its age. The final letter is an internal code could be E, F, I, or S. For example: J7012 This would be a guitar built in March of 1987 and it was the 12 th Unit made that day in the Japan custom shop. The letter H is used for years ending in one, beginning with 1961. The serial number coding systems below only apply to the Yamaha electric guitars.
The letter represents the month and follows the same system for months as the most common system. The third letter is the month. The third letter represents the month according to the coding system. This — seems to suggest that at least some of those models were built in the Taiwan Factory. Lo mismo tengo una guitarra nueva Brasilera Giannini, año 1956.
Note: The following only applies to acoustic, acoustic-electric and classical guitars. It follows a compilation of these products. The black and silver areas that you see are actually the tops of the pickup bobbins themselves. The three numbers at the end are the unit number. The first 2 numbers represent the day of the month. For example: 60708077 This example serial number was the 77th guitar built on July 8 in 1976, 1986 or 1996. Pickups were a diagonally mounted single coil at the neck and a humbucker at the bridge.
The letter is the month; February see chart. The final two numbers are the unit number. Controls were a single volume knob, three-way pickup switch, coil splitter, two mini switches for the pickups. Pickups were two humbuckers neck and bridge positions and one single coil middle position. Your image showing a rounded border but a rectangular sticker seems to be pretty anomalous. . And I have yet to have a clue how Yamaha dates its L series guitars.
The second and third numbers represent the month. There is no guidance for anything starting with a T so I am outta luck. The first 2 letters represent the year following the same coding system. For example: 860102 This represents the 102 nd 0102 guitar built in 1986 86. This date code will be very close to when the guitar was built. There will usually be 2 numbers in there. The final 3 numbers are the unit number.
According to YamahaAustralia all G-50A were made in Japan. Where Do I Find the Serial Number? The Final three numbers represent the unit number. Yamaha guitars date back to the 1940s. The letter at the beginning represents the month, so J would be March see chart above. The unit number starts at 200.
I just wanted to clarify one point: since you say you can't find the model number written anywhere, maybe it would be helpful if we could try to reach a consensus on what it says. Ten numbers, like so: 0002180013. See chart at the top of the page. I would contact Yamaha and see if they know — maybe send them a picture of the guitar and the serial number if you can get an angle that can take a picture of the serial number. As usual, with Yamaha, it seems rules are meant to be broken. The first number is the year; 1996. The last letter is an internal code.
Made in Japan Custom Shop 1966 — 1985 These were just sequential serial numbers from 001 up to 1042. The last three numbers are the unit number. See previous entry for Yamaha Music Craft for more on the numbering. Not brilliant yet but worth a visit. Here's an example from an old Yamaha of mine where 53 indicates 1978 being the 53rd year of Hirohito's reign. Where to find the serial number On electric guitars, the serial number is generally stamped or punched on the headstock.
The three numbers are the unit number; this started over each month at 500, so unit number 21. I found that the pickups are not held in place with springs at the height adjustment screws like normal pickups, but instead had a large foam rubber block under the body of each pickup. This surprises me as it would have been purchased not long before I got married, the following year. The 3 rd letter represents the month. A nice and simple 6-digit system is used in the period from 1969 to1984. What makes it even more difficult is that a large part of the serial numbers repeat themselves every decade.