Dating vintage ibanez guitars
The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
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.1980: Ornate (or just large) brass bridges/tailpieces, and brass hardware. 1962-1965: Introduction of entry level bolt-neck solid body electrics, and some set-neck archtop electrics by 1965. In addition to the Ibanez company´s model history, a serialization chart is provided in the back of the to further aid the dating of older Ibanez guitars (not all potentiometer builders use the EIA source code, so overseas-built potentiometer codes on Japanese guitars may not help in the way of clues).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.