Dating gibson j 45 serial number
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.
Acoustics with a 2 like 2940000 are Cort Taejan factory because they did not have a Letter on the stamp, I asked them to do that. It matches the description of the '88 AF200, with the narrow Artstar headstock.
The older acoustics were made by a Japanese company Called Kato they made the V300 series and a few other ones. The '98 catalog doesn't list the AF200 at all, and those Artstars all had the wide, tulip style headstock. Can you talk more about why the Terrada factory was a disaster?
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Call 2 or email me at [email protected]’ve written about cases before and I actually find them pretty interesting but this isn’t about the arcane, geeky finer points of vintage cases. Well, in 2018 dollars, that 327.50 is 54 which is a lot for a guitar but doesn’t compare at all to the 00 Gibson wants today for it’s (almost) equivalent.
Seems like a lot but that hides the real issue, to me.You can also spend around 0 for a decent molded plastic case that will protect your guitar relatively well. They probably make a nickel on that Big Mac but they make it up big time on the drinks at whatever drinks at Mc Donalds cost these days. If your local Gibson dealer was marking everything up equally to how it was marked up in 1962, that case would cost you close to 00 (figuring 16% or so of the purchase price of the guitar). In fact, if you consider inflation, that 0 vintage black case you just bought for your 335 has actually gone down in value since it was new. The guitar is up by 900% or so but the case is down by 25 bucks.Or you can buy that 00 59 reissue and get the case for free. Well, it’s a good deal when you consider that in 1962, the cost of the case was more than 15% of the cost of the guitar. The inflation calculator says that 1962 case would cost 5.54 today. Just thought I would bring this up while I wrote my “year ender”.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.I hope this is useful to all our new fellow Ibaneezer's who have joined the collective as of late. Also, what kind of guitars were made there and what years?