This applies for overseas models from 2013 For Example; Serial Number:#51010999.
The first two digits represent the number of years from 1962 (1962 51 = 2013). The last four is the sequential number from all guitars made that month.
In these eight-digit numbers, the first two digits signify the number of years since Takamine’s establishment in 1962.
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The company was formerly known as Gibson Guitar Corp. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.
In 1944, Gibson was bought by Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) which was acquired in 1969 by Panama-based conglomerate, Ecuadorian Company Limited (E. L.) that changed its name in the same year to Norlin Corporation.
Thank you for your time and look forward to your reply. Hi, I have an Epiphone Riviera in wine red that I bought a few years ago.
Hi there I am trying to date my PR 350e and find out country of manufacture. The guy who sold it to me said it was made in Japan in the very early 1970s, most likely 1971.