So 01= Jan 12=Dec 34335 it is from the Acoustic range So 00001 to 49999 are Acoustic Guitars, 50000 to 99999 are electric guitars and electric basses All 3 factories use the same serial number system China Production W=World Factory Z=Yeou Chern Factory Example Serial Number WX32149 W=World Factory X=October..wait it goes like this for the build months 1=Jan 2=Feb 3=Mar 4=Apr 5=May 6=Jun 7=July 8=Aug 9=Sep X=Oct Y=Nov Z=Dec 3=2003 2149= 2149th guitar built for that month.So there it is peeps, this brings you up to date,if there is other stuff I have left out which I'm sure I might have like the Artstar Jazz Boxes with the H starting serial number...Lt Commander Roadster please fill in the missing blanks here If you have anything else please put it here so we can keep a uniform thread to be used by all as good reference guide. Another oddity was that it came with a TKL J-Custom case.
Captain Ibanez"I have an interesting counter case: A Ibanez J Custom JCRG613RBS with a serial of the form F123374* But this was made in april 2013 according to the final inspection ticket. However, according to the given rules, this should be a 2012 year model. Got a J-Custom RG8470z to compare it with (very similar guitar). electronics, assembly, etc..) Some of those signatures are identical to my other j custom (same luthiers and techs) This was purchased from the USA. Based on this, the very first guitar produced in 2006 by Fujigen would be F0605001.
I know this is wrong because my RGT320QRBB has a lower serial than that.
New to the forum and I was wondering if anyone had experience with the earliest releases of the GB-10 guitars.
As a multiple J-Custom and JEM owner and user of many years (i make my living with them), I always try to be helpful to others.
Someone was asking about date codes, and i always found this (taken from another web forum) to be accurate. "Well gang here it is the ultimate list on serial numbers from today to yesterday.
Now I know there are a few yawning out there but think of those who do not know how to read them.
I hope this list will be a useful one to all at ICW.
OK it goes like this..starting with Japanese built guitars: 1997 to Now F=Fujigen factory, 2nd & 3rd digit=year made(eg 04=2004) next 5 digits =month & build number Jan=5000 Feb=10000 Mar=15000 Apr=20000 May=25000 June=30000 July=35000 Aug=40000 Sept=45000 Oct=50000 Nov=55000 Dec=60000 So an example here is for a recent model with a Serial number F0330210 = Fujigen 2003 June 210th guitar built.
1984 to 1996 example serial number F232104 F=Fujigen 2=1992 as an example 3=March production So 1=Jan 12=Dec 2104 guitar built for that month 2104th made 1975 to 1983 Example serial number C800358 C=March So A=Jan M=Dec 80 = 1980 year of build 0358= 358th guitar built for that month.