How To Read Ibanez Serial Number

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by rickkkyrich, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    hi guys ..
    I found this info on some site.. so thought of sharing with you all:

    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.

    Sung Eum Factory
    Example serial number E9052345
    E=Sung Eum
    9=1999
    05= May So 01=Jan 12=Dec
    2345= 2345th guitar built for that month

    Korean Built Ibanez
    Cort Factory Acoustics and Electrics start with C
    eg C03071234
    C=Factory
    03=2003
    07=July
    1234=1234th guitar built for that month

    Saehan Factory: acoustics start with SQ, electrics start with S

    Sae-In Factory starts with A
    These other factories follow the same serial number pattern as the Cort Korean factory.

    Indonesian Made Ibanez

    These guitars start with the following
    I=Cort Indonesia factory
    K=KWO factory
    J=Sejung factory

    The example serial number is K031034335
    K=KWO
    03=2003
    10=Oct. 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...but 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.

    u can check it at :
    http://www.guitardaterproject.org/ibanez.aspx
     
  2. rishi_2051

    rishi_2051 New Member

    Good Information Dude ................Very Helpful repsss Added
     

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