In these eight-digit numbers, the first two digits signify the number of years since Takamine’s establishment in 1962.The following two digits denote the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.
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Clearly Fender wasn’t afraid to use incorrect parts when they were in a bind. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late 1959 and early 1960 so the existence of a tweed example, while extremely rare, is certainly plausible since Fender was making lots of tweed amps during the same time period.
It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.
Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.
Non-Schumacher transformers – It’s been universally accepted that Fender only used Schumacher transformers on amps made in the 1960s and 1970s.
These are marked with EIA code “606” which is the company number for Schumacher.
According to Guitar Dater - was made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA December 11st, 2007 Production Number: 171 Here's some reference info for ya - to Guitar Dater - was made at the Nashville Plant, TN, USA December 11st, 2007 Production Number: 171 Here's some reference info for ya - 1965 Gibson LG-0 | 1983 Gibson Spirit | 2001 Epiphone Casino | 2001 Gibson J-45 | 2007 Gibson Melody Maker 2008 Martin DX1RGT | 2008 Epiphone MM-30E | Squier Stratocaster | Manuel Rodriguez C3 | Fullerton FW-20CEB [quote name='pohatu771]Guitar Dater Project won't tell you if it's real' date=' or not, just when and where it was made... There are some things it can't handle.[/quote'] Good for new guitars. Simply checking a serial number with Gibson yields just about the same result, becuase real numbers are showing up on fakes.
Gibson needs photos and the serial# for a proper ID.